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Registration number
25024
Item name
Bag 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
Suki 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Western Province > Unknown > Fly River
Map
Collector
Mr Jack Sweeney 
Acquisition date
October 30, 1981 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Mr Jack Sweeney 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Research notes

Small general purpose bag used by the Suki people. It is woven from swamp reeds. Used by women to cary daily needs, particularly when they go on canoe voyages; e.g. mirror, tobacco, knife, matches, and possibly cartridges if they have a gun.

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