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: 12.5 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Width: 4 7/8 x 5 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4029

The narrow bamboo triangle has feathers around the perimeter. The feathers have a black/green base and yellow or orange.