University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:55-17-59
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tiwi
Provenience: Australia
Northern Australia
Melville Island
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Pandanus
Cord
Feather
Outside Diameter:11 cm
Credit Line:National Geographic / University Museum Expedition; Jane C. Goodale, 1955

Description

Double ring of pamdanus fibres. Typically with feathers attached with string and beeswax and often painted. Black, red, white, and yellow stripes. "Pamagini" Worn on elbows as part of funeral (pukamani) costume. These come in sets. Pandanus ring twisted string and light brown feathers


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