University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:55-17-19
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Australia
Northern Australia
Melville Island
Length: 68 cm
Credit Line:National Geographic / University Museum Expedition; Jane C. Goodale, 1955


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.)

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