Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wig ornaments
  • unknown Ipili-Payala maker
  • wig ornaments, late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Lagaip, Papua New Guinea
  • fur, wood
  • Object Length: longest 11.5 cm
    Object Length: longest 4 1/2 in
    Object Length: shortest 8 cm
    Object Length: shortest 3 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3953

These are 22 small sticks with a tuft of white fur at the end of each.