Image: Parts of mourning costume E17509 - E17512

Parts of mourning costume E17509 - E17512

Parts of mourning costume. These accessories, two feet and part of a hand, are associated with mourning ceremony, not practiced (openly) on Mer (Murray Island) after adoption of Christianity in the 1870s. Collected by John Bruce about 1900. 

Photographer:
Paul Ovenden
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© Australian Museum

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