Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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feather wig ornament
  • unknown Ipili-Payala maker
  • feather wig ornament, late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Lagaip, Papua New Guinea
  • parakeet feathers, bamboo
  • Object Height/Width: 12 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width: 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4025

The wig decoration has a narrow triangular bamboo base with feathers on the long sides. The feathers are a combination of orange, yellow and black.