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Headhunter’s Turban (Siga)

ca. 1900

Bark cloth; painted

72 × 71 cm (28 3/8 × 27 15/16 in.)
Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus Collection, Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2006.4.76
The linked hook motif found on this turban may represent the horns of the buffalo, the ultimate sign of wealth in Sulawesi.
Geography: 
Made in Sulawesi, Indonesia
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Palu Toraja
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus, New York. First Known Collector: Syamsuddin

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