University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Image is Not Available
Object Number:55-17-19
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tiwi
Provenience: Australia
Northern Australia
Melville Island
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Hair
Length: 68 cm
Credit Line:National Geographic / University Museum Expedition; Jane C. Goodale, 1955

Description

Twisted human hair ropes with colored wool stripes woven in color. Three stripes faded green and orange. Ends gathered into six bunches and bound with faded orange. Used in funeral (Pukamani ceremonies; worn around waist or head; also worn by initiates in kulama ceremonies.)


You may also be interested in these objects:


See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org

© Penn Museum 2018 Sitemap | Contact | Copyright | Disclaimer | Privacy |