University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:55-17-88
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. These are miscellaneous wool and pandanus with wool and cord stringsl no feathers. "Pamagini". Worn on elbows as part of funeral (pukamani) costume. (One of a set: 55-17-83/55-17-88)


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