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Gift of Marcia and John Friede in honor of Diane B. Wilsey and Harry S. Parker III
2005 - New Guinea Art. Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede. De Young Museum, San Francisco, 2005.
Bilum were worn by men who had achieved the highest level of initiation. It was hand-spun and looped with bark fiber adorned with black cassowary plumes. The bag is remarkably similar in appearance to an actual cassowary tail.