blade: 17.8 cm width x 64.8 cm length:
0 - Whole; 17.8 cm (7")
0 - Whole; 64.8 cm (25 1/2")
A 'baret kaukau' is a sweet potato planted in 2-4 m beds on a rectangular grid of ditches, a method characteristic of Western Highlands to the east of Mt Hagen town and much of Chimbu.
Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 52. cat.no. H83; titled 'Mattock, for digging "barets"'
Loan exhibition of Native art from the private collection previously not displayed of Mr S G Moriarty, Gallery Stephen Kellner, Australia, 15 Sep 1966–06 Oct 1966
Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Oct 1974 -