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Collection

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
36 lengths of bamboo, each drilled at top and bottom with two holes and threaded onto 2-ply plant fibre cord, pokerwork design applied to outside surface of each individual bamboo slat
Dimensions

11.9 x 98.0 x 0.5 cm overall:

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 PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

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

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

Exhibition history (3)

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 -