Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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feather wig ornaments
  • unknown Ipili-Payala maker
  • feather wig ornaments, late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Lagaip, Papua New Guinea
  • parrot feathers, bamboo, string
  • Object Length/Width: 13 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 1/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4023.01-82

The 82 small sticks each have a tuft of red feathers on top.