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Object Number:89-17-79
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yonggom/Muyu
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
Western Province, Papua New Guinea
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bird Skin
Feather
Plant Fiber
Credit Line:Purchased from Stuart A. Kirsch, 1989
Other Number:42 - Other Number

Description

Feather headdress (ono). Entire bird of paradise skin mounted in row of 21 bundles of cassowary feathers. Cassowary feather head dress without the bird of paradise is called wap. Worn at the front of the head (with or without the bird of paradise plumes for the Yonggom dances amewop and urumanop. Worn at the back of the head (with bird of paradise plumes on the inside) along with headdress 89-17-107 for the Iyok dane, borrowed from the Awin/Aekyom people. Made by Atani Wungmo, Ketbiran clan, Dome village. Purchased from maker 8/2/88


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