peng koem (ceremonial wig)
Papua New Guinea
bark on cane frame, human hair, tree rosin, plant fibre, green beetles, yellow, red and blue trade store colours, white natural pigment
37.0 x 46.0 x 45.0 cm (approx.) :
0 - Whole, 37 cm (14 9/16"), approx.
0 - Whole, 46 cm (18 1/8"), approx.
0 - Whole, 45 cm (17 11/16"), approx.
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
Not on display
Where the work was made
Referenced in 1 publication
Andrew Strathern and Marilyn Strathern, Self-decoration in Mount Hagen, London, 1971. For similar examples of 'peng koem' from the Wahgi people, see Chapter 4, pg. 84-92, and colour plate no. 31.