An image of Aiya (cassowary feather headdress)

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Aiya (cassowary feather headdress)

Other titles:
Cassowary headdress, Hat
Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Laiagam, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Enga people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1963
Media
Mixed media
Medium
cassowary feathers (Casuarius), plant fibre string plaited to form cord, headdress folds inwards by pulling a cord top centre inside hat
Dimensions
33.0 x 40.0 x 40.0 cm overall approx.
Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
288.1978
Copyright
© Enga people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics