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Collection

Nipa, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Kwiy aegop (Apron adorner)
Other titles:
Man's ceremonial lap lap
Place of origin
NipaSouthern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Woala (Wola) people
Year
collected 1968
Media category
Mixed media
Materials used
2-ply plant fibre string, red and yellow pigment, grease (possibly tigaso oil), cane, 18 pig tails, 2 animal tails
Dimensions

60.0 x 43.0 cm:

0 - Whole; 18.5 cm (7 5/16"); width of oval-shaped band

0 - Whole; 43 cm (16 15/16"); length of oval-shaped band

Credit
Purchased 1977
Accession number
248.1977
Copyright
© Wola people, under the endorsement of PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

Paul Sillitoe, Made in Niugini: Technology in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, 'Apron adorner', pg. 454-456, London, 1988, 454-456. General description of Wola production of apron adorners with pig tail fringe.

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 29, (illus.), 49. cat.no. H10