University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:55-17-70
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tiwi
Provenience: Australia
Northern Australia
Melville Island
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Pandanus
Wool
Feather
Outside Diameter:10 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. Wool and pandanus rings; heavy cord strings; white feathers. "Pamagini". Worn on elbows as part of funeral (Pukamani) costume. These come in sets. Cottonwood wool and feathers


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