Spencer & Gillen

A journey through Aboriginal Australia

Headdress

Physical Description

Headdress, ceremonial, made of grass wrapped in bark and bound with string, ornamented with a tuft of emu feathers, and with red and white vegetable down,

Primary Comments

Worn during the performance of a sacred ceremony associated with the Thaballa (or laughing boy) totem.

Rights: Museum Victoria

Object Details

Restriction
Ceremonial
Date Made
Between 23/09/1901 and 03/10/1901

Subjects

Language Groups
Places

Institution

Institution
Museum Victoria
Registration
X010161

Classification

Primary Subject
Ceremonial