Tapa cloth

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
1095
Item name
Tapa cloth 
Category
Cloth/Textile
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Oro (Northern) Province > Unknown
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1947 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from Australian Board of Missions 
Raw material
barkcloth
Dimensions
H: W: 540 mm L: 1700 mm D: Circum:

Description

Research notes

Provenance attributed to Oro district by Roger Neich, Auckland Museum, October 1996

The Foundation Donation comprises the items from L. P. Winterbotham's personal collection, which were donated to the University of Queensland in 1948 and form the basis of the Anthropology Museum.

'I secured all they had (for sale) when I went to the Science Congress in Sydney - no notes with any of them' [ref. Winterbotham, ABM source file].

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