Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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married woman's headdress
  • unknown Ipili-Payala maker
  • married woman's headdress, late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Lagaip, Papua New Guinea
  • plant fiber, shell?, netting
  • Object Length/Width: 58 x 21 cm
    Object Length/Width: 22 13/16 x 8 1/4 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6782
Label Text

The oblong oval bag-like object is worn on the head. It is netted from plant fiber string. It is mottled white and black buttons are sewn on the arch worn over the head. It is brown.