An image of Fofona (pectoral or back ornament)

Unknown Artist

Fofona (pectoral or back ornament)

Other titles:
Ceremonial object
Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Henganofi, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Kamano people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1972
Media
Ceremonial object, Weaving, Botanical material, Animal material
Medium
12 finely plaited plant-fibre string tassels outlined with nassa shells (Nassarius), rattan support with 2 large white cowrie shells (Ovula ovum), red pigment
Dimensions
38.0 x 39.5 x 5.0 cm :
0 - Whole; 38 cm; length excluding neckband
0 - Whole; 39.5 cm; width across shell
0 - Whole; 67 cm; length from top of neckband to bottom of tassels
Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
274.1978
Copyright
© Kamano people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics