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Anglimp-South Waghi District, Jiwaka Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Belt
Place of origin
Anglimp-South Waghi DistrictJiwaka ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Wahgi people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1963
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
36 lengths of bamboo, plant fibre string, pokerwork design
Dimensions

bamboo decoration 75.5 cm length; overall 98.0 cm length; 11.9 cm width:

0 - Whole; 11.9 cm (4 11/16"); widest bamboo slat

0 - Whole; 75.5 cm (29 3/4"); overall length of strung bamboo slats

0 - Whole; 98 cm (38 9/16"); overall length, including plant fibre ties

0 - Whole; 0.5 cm (3/16"); depth, approx.

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
293.1978
Copyright
© Wahgi people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (3)

Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966, 18. cat.no. 250

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 38 (illus.), 54. cat.no. H131

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 120 (colour illus.), 162. cat.no. 65

Exhibition history (4)

The 'Moriarty' exhibition, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, 01 Nov 1964–31 Dec 1964

Melanesian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Apr 1966–22 May 1966

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

Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 May 2014–10 Aug 2014