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Ceremonial Belt

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Object Number:
55-17-20
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Tiwi
Provenience:
Australia
Northern Australia
Melville Island
Date Made:
Before 1954
Early Date:
1949
Late Date:
1954
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Hair
Wool
Description:
Twisted human hair ropes with colored wool stripes woven in color. Four stripes pink and red ends gathered into four and five bunches bound with red. Used in funeral (Pukamani)ceremonies; worn around waist or head; also worn by initiates in kulama ceremonies.
Length:
64cm
Credit Line:
National Geographic - University Museum Expedition, Jane C. Goodale

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