Belt

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Registration number
7368
Item name
Belt 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
sinog 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Madang Province > Sumkar District > Kar Kar Island
Map
Collector
Reverend E. G. Tscharke 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1956 
Acquisition method
by Reverend E. G. Tscharke 
Raw material
Plant fibre, string; seed, coix (Coix lacryma-jobi); plant fibre, leaves; seed
Dimensions
H: W: 370 mm L: 350 mm D: Circum:

Description

Bilum or bag made from twisted string fibre and used for ceremonial purpose. Alongside feathers are lengths of coix seed and leaves. The coix seed lengths end in seed pod cases, from which feathers or grass has been attached.

Research notes

3/02/11: Specially decorated string bag for a dance/singsing. Bags of this type can be worn around the shoulders or around the waist. Alphonse Aime

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