Leg ornament from pig's bristles RJM 18462
Vegetable fiber, animal hair
Weight: 78.2 gm
"Lot Number 190618. Georg Küppers-Loosen. Georg Küppers-Loosen (1860-1910) was a Cologne entrepreneur and traveller. He was a board member of the Cologne Department of the German Colonial Society, the Cologne Art Museum Society and the Musical Society. In 1887 he took over the flourishing business founded by his father in 1856, providing him with financial means. With his patronage, he supported various Cologne cultural institutions. He was particularly attached to the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum. Küppers-Loosen was co-founder and for many years vice-chairman of the ""Society of Ethnology for the Promotion of the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum of the City of Cologne"" and donated an extensive collection of ethnographica and photographs to the museum. Although he was a prominent member of Cologne's society at the end of the 19th / beginning of the 20th century, we do not know much about him and his collecting activities. For now RJM believes that he did actually travel to the Philippines himself from where he also brought some items. There is no further information on his travels, routes or ways of collecting so far. (Added by Sonja Mohr, Curator for collections from Insular Southeast Asia, August 2021)"
Not on display
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“Leg Ornament,” Mapping Philippine Material Culture, accessed October 4, 2022, https://philippinestudies.uk/mapping/items/show/14743.