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Minj District, Jiwaka Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Belt
Place of origin
Minj DistrictJiwaka ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Wahgi people
Year
collected 1963
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
34 lengths of bamboo, each drilled at top and bottom with two holes and threaded onto green machine-made cotton cord, pokerwork design applied to outside surface of each individual bamboo slat
Dimensions

12.0 x 24.0 x 24.0 cm overall:

0 - Whole; 73 cm (28 3/4"); approx. circumference inside belt

0 - Whole; 24 cm (9 7/16"); approx. diameter of belt

0 - Whole; 12 cm (4 3/4"); width of belt at widest point

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
292.1978
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 38 (illus.), 54. cat.no. H130

Exhibition history (2)

The "Moriarty" Exhibition, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, 01 Nov 1964–31 Dec 1964

Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Oct 1974 -