Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of feather wig ornaments
  • unknown Ipili-Payala maker
  • pair of feather wig ornaments, late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Lagaip, Papua New Guinea
  • hornbill feathers
  • Object Length/Width: a 30 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: a 11 3/4 x 2 1/2 in
    Object Length/Width: b 32 x 12.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: b 12 5/8 x 4 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3957.a,b

The pair of feathered wig ornaments are identical. They are made of a large black feather with the quill inserted into the proximal end of a large white feather's quill.