Melpa people

(Papua New Guinea  – )

peng koem (ceremonial wig)

Other titles:
Ceremonial hat, Peng, Judge's wig
Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Mount Hagen, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Melpa people
Year
collected 1963
Media
Ceremonial object
Medium
bark on cane frame, human hair, tree rosin, plant fibre, green beetles, yellow, red and blue trade store colours, white natural pigment
Dimensions
37.0 x 46.0 x 45.0 cm (approx.) :
0 - Whole; 37 cm; approx.
0 - Whole; 46 cm; approx.
0 - Whole; 45 cm; approx.
Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
Accession number
554.1979