B & W negative

Registration number
34418
Item name
B & W negative 
Category
Photograph
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Mr Des Bartlett  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > East Sepik Province > Wosera Gaui District > Aibom
Map
Collector
Mr Des Bartlett 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1983 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Mr Des Bartlett 
Dimensions
H: W: 35 mm L: 35 mm D: Circum:

Description

Research notes

"See 31953 - 'A young girl works clay around with her hands as the first stage of Aibom pottery making' (Bartlett 1953). See also 34417, 34418, 34419, 34510, 31951, 31953, 31954, 31956, 31957, 31958, 31969, 31970" [catalogue card note].

Part of a series of copies of 330 photos in the range 31891 to 34881 taken by Bartlett on a 1953 trip to the Sepik River with Armand and Michaela Dennis who were making the film 'Among the Headhunters' which was released by Arthur J Rank. The photos include an initiation ceremony held at Yanchan Village on the main river. The photos come from an album of the trip made by Bartlett, a copy of which given to the museum in 1983 along with other photos which were copied at that time.

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