Karamojong. <em>Mudpack Coiffure (Emedot)</em>, 20th century. Organic material, pigment, human hair, plastic beads, ostrich feathers, chicken feathers, 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. (31.8 x 31.8 x 50.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, John W. James Fund, 1996.112.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.112.2_SL1.jpg)

Mudpack Coiffure (Emedot)

Artist:Karamojong

Medium: Organic material, pigment, human hair, plastic beads, ostrich feathers, chicken feathers

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Dates:20th century

Dimensions: 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. (31.8 x 31.8 x 50.1 cm)

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Museum Location: 5H5-3D

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Accession Number: 1996.112.2

Image: 1996.112.2_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Casque-shaped wig with extended large flat chignon in rear; conical crown above forehead. Outer surface of chignon covered with human hair. Underside of chignon lined with cloth; hollow inner pocket used to carry valuables. Mud-plastered wig decorated with incised parallel lines. Distributed red, yellow and purple pigment on exterior. Between the crown and cap is a band of human hair; attached to the hair is a string of white, navy and red plastic beads. Inserted into aluminum rings at tip of crown and sides of cap are ostrich feathers; inserted into conical mound at top of coiffure are ostrich and chicken feathers. One aluminum ring remains empty on either side of cap. Condition: Crack in cap held together with gauze. Some feathers missing from aluminum rings.

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