Initiation hair ornament

Initiation hair ornament
Initiation hair ornament
Date:
early 20th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood Fiber, Black Palm Wood, Pigment
Dimensions:
22 x 16 x 9 cm (8 11/16 x 6 5/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Prob. Kwoma People Or Prince Alexander Mountains, Abelam People; Wosera Subgroup
Provenance:

Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art

Accession Number:
2007.44.11
Acquisition Date:
2007-10-11
Credit Line:

Gift of Marcia and John Friede in honor of Diane B. Wilsey and Harry S. Parker III

The main section of the comb is carved from wood onto which an elaborate basketry section is woven. The fiber is bent into the design using a basketry technique using a foundation coil. This star shape is then painted.

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