Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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ornament
  • Australian Aboriginal peoples
  • ornament, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
  • plant fiber, opossum fur, parrot and rainbow lorikeet feathers
  • Object Length: 270 cm
    Object Length: 106 1/4 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3640
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The long bundle of twisted plant fiber cords is decorated with tufts of white feathers. The fringe at either end has a segment decorated with possum fur and orange feathers, then a segment of twisted plant fiber cords with tufts of white feathers.