Australian Aboriginal Human Hair & Wool Ceremonial Belt

Item GH24 

This Item was Sold for $300

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This item is a rare and hard to find initial belt or apron, woven out of human hair and wool. The human hair makes up the dark axially oriented chords. The wool is the colored cross braids and decorative tassles shown at the top (item is depicted inverted to highlight detail). This item was collected at the Pupunya Mission after an initiation ceremony by the Walpiri Tribe circa 1971. This initiation belt measures 70 cm in length excluding the chords on the ends and is 8-17 cm wide. It weighs 110 grams. The photo below depicts an overall view at the top and a full scale detailed view at the bottom. This item is in excellent condition.

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