35mm slide (photographic)(colour)
- Museum number
Slide (colour); Andrew Aipe, a Wahgi man of Komblo tribe, wearing a headdress of black Princess Stephanie bird of paradise and dyed red chicken feathers, beating a drum. He is dancing as part of a phalanx of his fellow Jiruka clansmen celebrating the opening of a ‘trade store’ on the land of their maternal kin. Photograph taken July 1979, Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea.
- Production date
- August 1979
Height: 3.60 centimetres (image)
Height: 5 centimetres (mount)
Width: 2.40 centimetres (image)
Width: 5 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
- See Michael O’Hanlon Paradise: portraying the New Guinea Highlands (British Museum Press, 1993:42-3) for an account of the trading empire set up by the Aipe brothers.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 1982 (circa)
- 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: 18.35 AUG 79M5 (O'Hanlon Number)