Bag

Registration number
40612
Item name
Bag 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Morobe Province > Lae District > Lae area
Map
Collector
Lyneth Nick 
Acquisition date
February 01, 2011 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Dr Kirsty Gillespie 
Dimensions
H: 460 mm W: 600 mm L: D: 53 mm Circum:

Description

Height with handle extended 847mm

Research notes

Made by an unknown woman from the Southern Highlands Province using material possibly nylon. Lyneth's husband bought the bilum in Lae (where he lives) and it was brought to Lihir for resale. [ref Gillespie source file].

Name/description of design: Known as a 'string bag'. It is a modern version of the traditional bilum of the Southern Highlands that is used to carry babies.

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

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