Man's hair ornament topped by feather.
When asked by Fiona recently to comment on this object I thought that it was probably not from Asmat as Iâ€™d not seen red ones being worn. But Iâ€™ve recently looked again at Helfrich et al (1995) Asmat: Mythos und Kunst in Leben mit den Ahnen and there on p 215 is a red feather stick so I was wrong. Itâ€™s correctly described as a manâ€™s hair ornament. I guess the feather must come from a parakeet.