Subject: kain chief
Setting: tribal warfare, Irian Jaya highlands mid-20thc
Object: ornaments > sue lare whisk
* Tropenmuseum > Nieuw-Guinea
"Rituele kwast van een oorlogsleider
Veren, plantaardige vezels.
Dani (volk), Centraal Bergland, Papoea, Indonesië.
* Tarrant County College Northeast > Bell Library
* Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology > Pacific Islands Hall
"Whisk (sue lare)
New Guinea, Dani, received from Boksu
The Dani recognize a symbolic association between humans and birds. The feathers of parrots, herons, cockatoos, cassowaries, and several species of birds-of-paradise are used to decorate a wide variety of objects, particularly those associated with ritual and war." ...