Image: Geru Peng: Wigs of Prestige

Geru Peng: Wigs of Prestige

Chief Koken Kauage from Minj, Waghi, Jiwaka Province, Papua New Guinea decorating his magnificent Geru Peng with Raggiana Bird of Paradise for the museum's audience.  Geru Peng wigs are only worn by men of high status in Waghi society.

Photographer:
Stuart Humphreys
Rights:
© Australian Museum

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