Art & Artifacts > Dance Costume Headpiece, Deo, Abelam People, New Guinea SOLD

Deos are attached to the back of a dancer’s head forming a headdress. They are often made of balsa wood, as this one is, to make them lighter and easier to wear. They are usually trimmed with feathers, flowers, and leaves. This one is rather simple but the hornbills are quite nice. It shows a lot of age and use. Dates to the early 1980’s. Custom mounted, it is 23 inches tall and 13 inches wide.

Priced at SOLD

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