University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:55-17-37
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Australia
Northern Australia
Melville Island
Materials:Plant Fiber
Outside Diameter:10 cm
Credit Line:National Geographic / University Museum Expedition; Jane C. Goodale, 1955


Double ring of woven pandanus fibres overlaid with colored wool. Twisted strings with black cockatoo feathers; feathers fastened with beeswax are attached to one side. Native name: Pamagini. Worn on elbows as part of funeral (pukamani) costume. Feathers fastened to ring with twisted human hair string.

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