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feather tuft

feather tuft
Feather tuft. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017313 - 31/10/1907, feather tuft, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
feather tuft
Label:
A tuft made from cassowary feathers, held together with a strip of palm fibre. These tufts are tucked into the back of the mens' belts in dances and ceremonies. They are know as "degem" and "kolber-kolber" by the Meriam people. It was collected by C. Hedley and A.R.McCulloch in 1907.
Keywords:
ceremony
dance
Place:
Mer (Murray Islands)
Region:
Torres Strait
Province/State:
Queensland
Country:
Australia
Collection Area:
Australia
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
31/10/1907
Registration Number:
E017313
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale
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Feather tuft. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Feather tuft. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Feather tuft. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Feather tuft. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Feather tuft. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony