Bag

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Registration number
8338
Item name
Bag 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
jum 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
Western Dani 
Place
Pacific > Indonesia > Papua Province > Jayawijaya
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Collector
Mr Anton Ploeg  
Acquisition date
January 01, 1962 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mr Anton Ploeg  
Raw material
Fibre - orchid stem
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Research notes

To carry babies on the back of Suki women, or as a cover for other bags. It was not used daily. Made from orchid stem of different colours; fibres darkened by pig fat.

'Don't know when the artifacts were collected, but an article 'Acculturation movements amongst the Western Dani' by Ploeg & O'Brian in American Anthropologist Vol. 66 No. 4 p. 281, 1964 describes his research amongst the Dani of the Wagulum political community near Bokondini in the Central Highlands Western N.G. between 1960 & 1962 (on a research scholarship from A.N.U.). The artifacts donated are presumably from the Dani of this area.' [Source card].

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