B & W negative

Registration number
34878
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
 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Mr Des Bartlett 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Research notes

"A large saucepan made at Aibom village and used in all villages as a fireplace. It is perfectly safe and would be ideal for heating each room of a house during winter down south. But perhaps Boy would not trust their inherent safety" (Bartlett 1953).

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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