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Yellow ocher

Museum number:
11-38828
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Accession number:
Acc.2219
Object count:
1
Description:
Two chunks of yellow ocher pigment; Yellow used as body paint to decorate women only; red used to paint headdresses with Cassowary feathers on ornaments, on arrow points, in line drawings, and on men’s house
Donor:
Klaus Koch and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Pasikni Village, Central Jalemo, West Papua Province
Culture or time period:
Indonesian cultures and Yali people
Materials:
Ocher (pigment)
Taxon:
Casuarius
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
8.3 For Manufacturing
Accession date:
1967
Department:
Cat. 11 - Oceania (incl. Australia)
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