University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:55-17-35
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 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.


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