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: 9 1/16 × 13 3/4 × 3/8 in. (23 × 35 × 1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Dr. Bradley M. Patten



Place Made: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania

Place Made: Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania


20th century

Object Name

Clothing: Headwear

Research Area


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.


Collected by Professor William Patten (1861-1932, Class of 1908H, Dartmouth Professor of Zoology, 1893-1931), March 17-23, 1912; to his son Dr. Bradley M. Patten (1889-1971), Ann Arbor, Michigan; given to present collection, 1971.

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