Group of six dance crests by Melkoy People, Uvol

Head-dresses representing good spirits which were made for a feast commemorating generational change which is celebrated every 25 years by the Uvol people, on the South West of the island of New Britain.

Details

Medium:
Pith, cane, fibre, white feathers & trade paint
Art Fund grant:
£3,042 ( Total: £8,500)
Acquired in:
1996
Vendor:
Kevin Conru

Provenance

Uvol people, New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Venue details

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery Queen Street, EXETER Devon EX4 3RX 01392 665858 www.rammuseum.org.uk

Entry details

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