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Wonenara, Obura-Wonenara District, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Shield and arrows with bilum bag
Place of origin
WonenaraObura-Wonenara DistrictEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Baruya people
collected 1966
Media category
Arms & armour
Materials used
carved wood, 2-ply plant fibre looped bilum arrow holder, 23 carved wood arrows with red pigment, brown dye and lashed with cane and yellow orchid stem, red ochre, black and white pigments, cane, decoration of white and yellow feathers, leaves and dried everlasting flowers

90.0 x 42.5 cm overall:

a - shield with bilum; 90 cm (35 7/16"); approx.

a - shield with bilum; 42.5 cm (16 3/4"); approx.

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
© Baruya people, under the endorsement of PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

Chris Boylan and Greta North, The world of tribal arts, 'Highlands Art of New Guinea', pg. 73-83, San Francisco, Winter 1997, 78 (colour illus.). 14

Gallery Stephen Kellner, Native art: from the private collection previously not displayed of Mr S G Moriarty, Waverley, Sep 1966. 13