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Object Number:89-17-109
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yonggom/Muyu
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
Western Province, Papua New Guinea
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Feather
Seed
Credit Line:Purchased from Stuart A. Kirsch, 1989
Other Number:36 - Other Number

Description

Feather headdress (ono) (=bird of paradise). Two yellow plumes of the greater bird of paradise (Paradisaea apoda0) with one cassowary quill topped with a sulphur crested cockatoo feather and red seeds (kereng yop or wunum). Worn by men, secured to forehead by nassa shell headband (see 89-17-39/40. Worn at amewop, urumanop, ok dang and ketmom dances. Made by Nem Kowop, Meremko clan, DOme village. Purchased from maker 7/20/88. Borrowed from collector by Maweng Duap, Dimin clan, Dome village to wear to a tok dance on 3/4/89.


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