Middle Sepik River (uncertain)
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.
Gift of Marilyn and Robert Forney, 2004
[Catalogue] Greub, Suzanne. 1985. Authority and Ornament: Art of the Sepik River. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 23
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