Image: Man, Kinomere village, Urama Island, Gulf Province, PNG

Man, Kinomere village, Urama Island, Gulf Province, PNG

A man of Kinomere village, Urama Island, Gulf Province, PNG. Date uncertain. V4804

'On the head is worn the characteristic Urama headdresss. This wild toke is made from two plumes of Cassowary feathers joined on a narrow band. The band passes across the forehead, is tied behgind the head and the two plumes rise slightly above the head and trend back in a stream line effect.' (Frank Hurley, Diary 3, 6 January 1923. By permission of the National Library of Australia)

This man wears a bark cloth cape on one shoulder, a bark belt, a cassowary feather headdress, and plant leaves tucked into his armbands.
 

Photographer:
Frank Hurley
Rights:
© Australian Museum
Location:
Kinomere village, Urama Island, Gulf Province, PNG

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From the Frank Hurley Photograph Collection, a large collection of glass plates created by professional photographer and film maker Frank Hurley during two expeditions to Papua New Guinea and Torres Strait from 1921 to 1923. Famous for his Antarctic photography, Hurley here documents people, houses, artefacts, mountain scenes and mission stations in Milne Bay, Oro, Central, Gulf and Western Provinces of Papua New Guinea and across the Torres Strait.
 

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