Bag

Registration number
40605
Item name
Bag 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Maureen Thomas  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Southern Highlands Province > Ialibu-Pangia District > Ialibu
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Collector
Maureen Thomas 
Acquisition date
February 01, 2011 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Dr Kirsty Gillespie 
Raw material
acrylic wool
Dimensions
H: 330 mm W: 450 mm L: D: 40 mm Circum:

Description

Height with handle extended 530mm
Height with scarf extended 815mm

Research notes

Name/description of design: Traditional bilum style for carrying babies. Red cloth is attached for decorative purposes, and can be removed. Wool sourced from a store in Rabaul. [ref Gillespie].

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

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