(Papua New Guinea)
blade: 17.8cm width x 64.8cm length:
0 - Whole; 17.8cm (7")
0 - Whole; 64.8cm (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 (Egypt; England; Australia, b.1921, d.1973) (Author), Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Domain, 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, 15 Sep 1966–06 Oct 1966.
Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 19 Oct 1974 -.