- Museum number
Ceremony and war head-dress (samera) made of cassowary feathers bound into a woven fibre band coloured white with ties of plaited sinnet.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1889)
Height: 31 centimetres
Width: 70.50 centimetres
Depth: 2 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Worn together with part b for warfare and ceremonial occasional. Stated to have belonged to Kebisu, late chief of Tutu (see also Oc,89+129 and figure 7.)
Haddon describes Maino making this gift to him during his second visit to Tudu in 1888, on page 66 of his 1888-9 journal.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 23 Apr-2 Aug, London, BM, G35, Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation
2015-2016 27 Nov-28 Mar, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, Encounters
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Moore, 1984: Collected 1888.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1889C16.80a (old CDMS no.)
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 57 (Haddon)