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Arm Ring

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Object Number:55-17-42
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tiwi
Provenience: Australia
Northern Australia
Melville Island
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Pandanus
Feather
Cord
Outside Diameter:10.5 cm
Credit Line:National Geographic / University Museum Expedition; Jane C. Goodale, 1955

Description

Double ring of pandanus fibres. Typically with feathers attached with string and beeswax and often painted. Cockatoo feathers. Native name: Pamagini. Worn on elbows as part of funeral (pukamani) costume. These come in sets.

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