Woman's mourning costume, Kabu

Woman's mourning costume, Kabu
Woman's mourning costume, Kabu
Date:
19th–early 20th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 30
Century:
Media:
Dendrobium Orchid, Grass Fiber, And Pigment
Dimensions:
172 x 36 x 17 cm (67 11/16 x 14 3/16 x 6 11/16 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Marind-anim People; Yei-nan (Yei-anim, Jee-anim) Subgroup
Provenance:

"Collected by Petrus Drabbe, m.s.c., between 1947-52, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Tilburg, The Netherlands." (Catalog #512, New Guinea Art: Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, 2005, Volume 2, p. 172.)

Accession Number:
2007.44.42
Acquisition Date:
2007-10-11
Credit Line:

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

Exhibition History:

2005 - New Guinea Art. Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede. De Young Museum, San Francisco, 2005.

This hood is only one component of a kabu mourning costume. Geometric pattern with zigzag lines separates the design into rhythmic diamond and triangular forms; golden-hued orchid fiber with muted brown and white pigments. Dendrobium orchid (Nagol)

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