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Cap from Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea

1910-1918

British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

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.

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  • 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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