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Wooden headrest. Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
 
Summary:
E046105 - 0/11/1938, headrest, , Angoram Sub-Province, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Item Name:
headrest
Label:
This wooden 'crocodile' headrest (timbura) was collected in the village of Kundima on the Yuat River in northeast Papua New Guinea. Headrests help protect ritual hair styles as well as being more practical than pillows in tropical jungles. Some are decorated with carvings that represented spiritual beings that protected the sleeper. The headrest was collected by Mr E.J. Wauchope, the owner of a coconut plantation in Papua New Guinea, on behalf of the Australian Museum. Mr Wauchope sold it to the Museum in 1938. In total, he collected over 700 artefacts for the Museum.
Region:
Angoram Sub-Province
Province/State:
East Sepik Province
Country:
Papua New Guinea
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
/11/1938
Registration Number:
E046105
Associated Stories:
DOMICILE
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Wooden headrest. Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Wooden headrest. Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Wooden headrest. Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Wooden headrest. Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno