Feather Headdress

Unidentified Kerewa maker, Goaribari Island, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea

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collected 1912

Split cane, long-nosed heron feathers (pupue), bark fiber string, fiber

Overall: 10 1/4 × 10 1/4 in. (26 × 26 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Professor William Patten, Class of 1908H

14.13.4269

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea

Period

20th century

Object Name

Clothing: Headwear

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Exhibition History

Coaxing the Spirits to Dance: Art and Society in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-September 17, 2006.

Changing Traditions in Pacific Art, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 38, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 7-November 10, 2002.

Publication History

Robert L. Welsch, Virginia-Lee Webb, and Sebastian Haraha, Coaxing the Spirits to Dance: Art and Society in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2006, ill. p. 88.

Provenance

Collected by Professor William Patten, Goaribari Island, March 17-23, 1912 [see Patten Diary in Archives]; given to present collection, 1914.

Old Number

RED # 14.213

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