home / BELUM.C1910.186

ETHNOGRAPHY : AUSTRALASIA

Object Name

Cloak : feather

Description

Was originally a red background with one large yellow double - crescent at the back and two nearer the skirt edge. Down each side there are 3 yellow triangles with at the neckline, half a crescent. Possibly because an old cloak was quickly re - furbished for sale, most of the yellow portions were replaced with red. At the edges of some of the red portions can be seen portions of yellow and black feathers. The mesh of the olona fibre backing of the replacement parts is also in excellent condition so it looks as if a perfectly good cape was taken apart to repair this one.

Place Collected

Australasia
Australasia

Catalogue Number

BELUM.C1910.186

Copyright

National Museums NI