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one of a set of two yagawame (flower wig ornaments)
  • unknown Ipili-Payala maker
  • one of a set of two yagawame (flower wig ornaments), late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Lagaip, Papua New Guinea
  • flowers
  • Object Diameter: 4 cm
    Object Diameter: 1 9/16 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4024.01

This is one of two dried flowers used as wig ornaments. Each flower is round with concentric rows of petals that vary from light brown to yellow. There are no stems, and the flowers do not appear to have been modified to adhere to the wig.