Bag

Registration number
40604
Item name
Bag 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Diana Wilipa  
Associated cultural group
kewapi language 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Southern Highlands Province > Ialibu-Pangia District > Ialibu
Map
Collector
Maureen Thomas 
Acquisition date
February 01, 2011 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Dr Kirsty Gillespie 
Raw material
acrylic wool
Dimensions
H: 283 mm W: 382 mm L: D: 77 mm Circum:

Description

Height with handle extended 440mm

Research notes

Name/description of design: Diamond. Maureen Thomas explained that it takes one week full time to make a bilum, but with gardening, household duties etc it takes 2-3 weeks. The wool was sourced from a store at Ialibu town named Matchu. Maureen is Diana Wilipa's niece.

Purchased by Dr Gillespie in February 2011 from the market in Londolovit, Lihir Island, New Ireland Province.

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