Hair Ornament

Kararau, Middle Sepik New Guinea
Early 20th Century

This extremely large Kararau hair ornament is a sight to behold. Like a contemporary painting the colors pop creating a visceral experience when viewed. Both faces on this Janus example are wonderfully expressive; the old pigments are present, and what is truly remarkable is that this fragile object is completely intact with its original stick attachments.

This ornament stands 30.5 in tall.

SOLD / IN 8-14-09