Feathered wand

Made:
1890-1920 in Australia

Feathered wand, with 2 cross-pieces, stem and cross pieces bound with human hair string, used to represent human being in toternic ritual, coated with powdered lime, motheaten, from Arunta tribe, central Australia 1890-1920

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Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A73302
Materials:
cane, emu, feathers, hair, human hair
type:
human remains
taxonomy:
  • human remains
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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