Melpa people

(Papua New Guinea  – )

peng koem (ceremonial wig)

Other titles:
Ceremonial hat, Judge's wig, Peng koklnga
Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Melpa people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1963
Media
Ceremonial object, Botanical material
Medium
bark on cane frame, human hair, tree rosin, plant fibre, green beetles, yellow, red and blue trade store colours, white natural pigment, copper wire, bird feathers
Dimensions
39.0 x 40.0 x 53.0 cm (approx.) :
0 - Whole, 39 cm (15 3/8"), approx.
0 - Whole, 40 cm (15 3/4"), approx.
0 - Whole, 53 cm (20 7/8"), approx.
Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
Accession number
553.1979