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.


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


Uvol people, New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

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