Feather Headdress

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

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collected 1912

Cassowary feathers (diware), split cane, bark fiber string, fiber

Overall: 9 7/16 × 12 5/8 in. (24 × 32 cm)

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

14.13.4279

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.

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 on Goaribari Island, Gulf of Papua, March 17-23, 1912 (see diary in Archives); given to present collection, 1914.

Old Number

RED # 14.223

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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