Woman's mourning costume, Kabu
"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.)
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.
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)