Tapa cloth

Photography Ömie Artists

Registration number
40576
Item name
Tapa cloth 
Category
Cloth/Textile
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Aspasia Gadai (Yewo)  
Associated cultural group
Ömie language, Emate clan 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Oro (Northern) Province > Ijivitari District > Duharenu village
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Collector
Omie Artists 
Acquisition date
May 01, 2012 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Raft Artspace 
Raw material
bark cloth; plant dye
Dimensions
H: 1440 mm W: 790 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Women's bark cloth skirt made from natural pigments on nioge (bark cloth skirt).

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'In the Red; on the vibrancy of things' June 2012 - January 2013.

Title: dahoru’e ohu’o buboriano’e (Ömie mountains and beaks of Blyth’s Hornbill), 2010.

© the artist, courtesy of Ömie Artists.

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