Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wig cover
  • unknown Ipili-Payala maker
  • wig cover, late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Lagaip, Papua New Guinea
  • cloth, string, dyeing
  • Object Length: 32 cm
    Object Length: 12 5/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4021

The mottled brown knit cloth tube is gathered at one end with string. It looks like the bottom half of a t-shirt that was gathered at the top.