35mm slide (photographic)(colour)
- Museum number
Slide (colour); Kinden Kulam, a prominent Wahgi man, wearing Princess Stephanie and Sicklebill bird of paradise plumes, and the long ceremonial headdress (peng) of the kind traditionally worn during the Wahgi Pig Festival. This particular headdress was commissioned, to illustrate how such headdresses used to be made from barkcloth over a cane frame, with burrs pressed onto the barkcloth and human hair onto the burrs, with flanking rows of scarab beetle shells. By 1980, when this photograph was taken, barkcloth, burrs and hair had been replaced by coloured fabric, stretched over a cane frame. Photograph taken June 1980, Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea.
- Production date
- July 1980
Height: 3.60 centimetres (image)
Height: 5 centimetres (mount)
Width: 2.40 centimetres (image)
Width: 5 centimetres (mount)
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Photographs taken during fieldwork to the Wahgi Valley, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea between May 1979 and August 1981.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 55.2 JUL 80M2 (O'Hanlon Number)