Bag

Registration number
40608
Item name
Bag 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Rose Maria (aka Walge Lina)  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Simbu (Chimbu) Province > Kundiawa District > Kundiawa/Mingandi
Map
Collector
Agnes Tony 
Acquisition date
February 01, 2011 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Dr Kirsty Gillespie 
Raw material
acrylic wool
Dimensions
H: 298 mm W: 412 mm L: D: 103 mm Circum:

Description

Height with handle extended 615mm

Research notes

Name/description of design: Pawa pol/'power pole' (NB: lines with join in the middle - compare to other bilum of same design with vertical lines). Ornamental attachments to handle are called flawa/'flower'. Some longer than others - Agnes says that some people like them, other don't, so she [her mother Rose Maria] doesn't put them on every one. Wool bought from the Catholic mission store at Mingandi. [ref Gillespie source file].

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

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