Widow’s Cap

Based on the widows mourning caps from Oro Province, Papua New Guinea to honour and grieve the death of their husbands.

“Go now to a good place, not an evil one; go to the road of the sunshine, not the road of the rains; go where there are neither mosquitoes nor march flies”

(A man from Oro Province about the wishes for the deceased – quoted in Museum Victoria).

“We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing 
 it to the full.” Marcel Proust

Waxed linen thread, bone fragments, beads, Adenangthera seeds – Twining, beading 16 W x 16 D x 20 H


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