25/06/2013

Konyak ancient ornamentated hat with horns wooden heads

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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Ancient Cane-work hat ornamented with two thin laminae of mithan horn, two crescent pieces of brass, the skin and forelegs of a monitor, and two carved wooden heads.

Long fringes of human hair hang from the horn tips and from a cane stuck in the top of the hat.

From Wong, Longkhai village, Konyak.

 

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PROVENANCE

JP MILLS 1923

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM 1928

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