- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Gulf Province
- Acquisition date
- October 10, 1949
- Acquisition method
- Donated by Mr Bryan Ford
- Raw material
- bark, lime, ochre, plant fibre twine
- H: 94 mm W: 240 mm L: D: Circum:
Incised belt made from a long wide strip of bark, coiled twice to form a circle; the outer side of the bark is decoratively incised with a repetitive pattern of concentric circles and diamonds between two bands of zigzags along the edges; lime residue. Registration number 3705 marked with pen and tag.
From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'In the Red; on the vibrancy of things' June 2012 - January 2013.
The donor was given this belt by a Dr Brockway and believed it to be from inland Guadalcanal (noted in original register)
Similar belts are documented as coming from Gulf Province and westward to the Bamu River area in Western Province Papua New Guinea (Erna Lilje 2018)