University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Stuart Kirsch

History and the Birds of Paradise

Surprising Connection from New Guinea

By: Stuart Kirsch

How can a woman’s hat made in New York City (ca. 1915) and decorated with iridescent bird of paradise plumes from New Guinea affect our understanding of history? What relationships were responsible for its creation? What do such relationships reveal about New Guinea and its connections to the rest of the world? How might the […]