A Papuan New Guinea, Southern Highland, Huli tribe, ceremonial headdress. These wig like hats made from bush string, human hair and in this case margined with job seeds, serves as a plate form on which arrangements of colourful feathers, flowers, foliage, often to include colourful, iridescent insects decoratively arranged, so to become a feature object in traditional ‘sing-sing’ dance ceremonies. Once the ceremony over these wigs was cleared of decorations and stored away till next ‘sing-sing’. This example appears to have had many years of use.
56 x 35 cm (nr: 22 x 14 inches)
Condition: used with expected wear and loss.
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