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Penis Sheath

Belt

Object Number:89-17-59
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yonggom/Muyu
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
Western Province, Papua New Guinea
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Hornbill Beak
Dog Tooth
Plant Fiber
Credit Line:Purchased from Stuart A. Kirsch, 1989
Other Number:9 - Other Number

Description

Hornbill beak penis sheath (wabot, type on kevet korok wabot) (on kevet = hornbill, korok= head). Whitish hornbill beak (Blythe's hornbill = Rhyticerus plicatus), with resined seizings at base. Waist band (yerep) with dogs teeth, graduated in size. Worn for the amewop, urumanop and ketmom dances. made by Atani Wungmo, Ketbiran clan, Dome village. Purchased form Kebenam ANiap, Meremko clan, Dome village 4/23/88.

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