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Fighting Cap

Object Number:P1129
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kayan (uncertain)
Provenience: Borneo
Dutch West Borneo
Mendalam River
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Peel
Feather
Wool
Plant Fiber
Credit Line:Gift of Alfred C. Harrison Jr. and Dr. H. M. Hiller, 1899

Description

Fighting cap. Lavong laga. Rattan. Round cap of basket-weave multi strand rattan peel. Coiled peak, with center projection, of finer split rattan. One black and white tail feather of the Rhinoceros Hornbill and two long thin unidentified feathers attached to center projection, a third (originally attached at center?) stuck into side of top. Catalogued as "1 cap and 4 separate feathers. "

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Dayaks: Peoples of the Borneo Rain Forest (Furness, Hiller, Harrison Borneo Collection) (25 Feb 1989 - 01 Jul 1990) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Manuscript] Hiller, Hiram M. Hiller Journal Voyage II Book IV.. pg. 1-104 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 90View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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