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Hat Mask

Object Number:74-30-22
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Small Nambas
Provenience: New Hebrides
Malekula
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Plant Fiber
Clay
Feather
Tusk
Height: 72.5 cm
Width: 25.5 cm
Depth: 28 cm
Credit Line:New Hebrides Expedition; John D. Hedrick, 1974
Other Number:MK-113 - Other Number

Description

Conical frame of vegetable fiber covered with clay and painted black, white, and red. Bottom portion is striped, in the middle on each side is a face (two faces), each with two pig tusks. Upper portion is covered with small feathers, mostly white, but interspersed with green ones. Hat used while playing tomtomduring Nimangi ceremony. Also used during dancing at the Nimangi.Placed in the nakamal and then subsequently reused. Item name: ai ilingas.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Members Night: What in the World (15 Jan 1975 - 15 Jan 1975) View Objects in Exhibition

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