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Fighting Jacket

Object Number:P1151
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kayan
Provenience: Borneo
Sarawak
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Skin
Glass
Feather
Length: 144.8 cm
Width: 62.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898

Description

Fighting jacket. Made from goat skin (?) with long hair. On either side of the front opening, a rectangular panel of yellow and black beading, with pattern of zig zag scrolls. Sewn to top of back, a butterfly-shaped panel of yellow and black beading, with double scroll. Back is covered with rows of black and white tail feathers of the Rhinoceros Hornbill, ends trimmed to points.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989) View Objects in Exhibition

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