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Title

Headdress

mid 20th century
collected 1969


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Other Title

Head feathers


Cultural origin

Baruya people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1969


Materials used

woven split rattan, cassowary feathers (Casuarius), Papuan lorikeet feathers (Charmosyna papou), sulphur-crested cockatoo feather (Cacatua galerita), yellow orchid stem fibre (Dendrobium), feather shaft, plant fibre string


Dimensions

cockatoo feather 49.5 cm length; rattan support 19.5 to 21.0 cm diameter


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

824.1979.a-b



Place

Where the work was made
Marawaka

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 2-3 (colour illus., detail), 105 (colour illus.), 161. cat.no. 4