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Bridal Cap

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Object Number:
2004-12-3
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Iatmul (uncertain)
Provenience:
New Guinea
Middle Sepik River (uncertain)
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Coconut Fiber
Cowrie Shells
Description:
Cap worn by a bride when first entering her husband's house. Strips of plaited coconut fiber covered with cowrie shells, forming cap and extending down back. See Suzanne Greub, ed., Authority and Ornament: Art of the Sepik River, No. 23 for a similar example, with nassa shells.
Credit Line:
Gift of Marilyn and Robert Forney

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Greub, Suzanne. 1985. Authority and Ornament: Art of the Sepik River. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 23
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