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Title

Mattock for digging barets (ditches)

collected 1966


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

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.


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Other Titles

Barrett spade

Matock

Mattock for digging "barets"


Date

collected 1966


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

wood, cane


Dimensions

blade: 17.8 cm width x 64.8 cm length :

0 - Whole; 17.8 cm

0 - Whole; 64.8 cm


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978


Location

Not on display


Accession number

244.1978



Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 52. cat.no. H83; titled 'Mattock, for digging "barets"'