Warrior's cap, warrior's hat made of painted barkcloth, bast, feathers, cuscus fur. Circular in shape, and padded under the cloth. Painted designs of repeating zigzag lines, in red outlined with black; four yellow feathers attached at even intervals around central band; pompom of fur with tiny red and green feathers at centre top with long feather projecting upwards. Cloth is plain inside the cap.


  • Title: Cap from Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
  • Date Created: 1910-1918
  • Physical Dimensions: Diameter: 23 centimetres Height: 41.5 centimetres
  • Provenance: Purchased from Frank H Streeten
  • Production place: Papua New Guinea, Morobe
  • Copyright: © The Trustees of The British Museum
  • British Museum link: Oc1919,0718.54

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