Eight 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:
Cane, pith, vegetable fibre & pigment
Dimensions:
226 x 77 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,550 ( Total: £13,400)
Acquired in:
1996
Vendor:
Kevin Conru

Provenance

Uvol people, New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Venue details

Horniman Museum and Gardens 100 London Road, Forest Hill, LONDON London SE23 3PQ 020 8699 1872 www.horniman.ac.uk

Entry details

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Museum
Daily, 10 – 5.30
Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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Sun and Bank Holidays, 8 ​– sunset

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