University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:55-17-18
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tiwi
Provenience: Australia
Northern Australia
Melville Island
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Hair
Length: 88 cm
Credit Line:National Geographic / University Museum Expedition; Jane C. Goodale, 1955

Description

Twisted human hair ropes with colored wool stripes woven in color. Four buff and dark mauve stripes woven in. Used in funeral (Pukamani ceremonies; worn around waist or head; also worn by initiates in kulama ceremonies.)


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