Belt

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
3705
Item name
Belt 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Gulf Province
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Collector
 
Acquisition date
October 10, 1949 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mr Bryan Ford 
Raw material
bark, lime, ochre, plant fibre twine
Dimensions
H: 94 mm W: 240 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

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.

Research notes

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)

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