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Kainantu, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Decorated female figure
Place of origin
KainantuEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Tairora people
collected 1966
Media category
Materials used
wood, rattan, feathers, seeds, beads and other material

148.0 cm height approx.:

a - figure; 148 cm; height approx

b - Tears of Job waist decoration; 46 cm; (2 sections)

c - plaited fibre waist decoration; 30 x 22 cm; at waist

d - grass lap lap; 39 x 30 cm; diam. approx.

5 - Knitted string and tapa lap lap; 60 x 50 cm; length

6 - Shell and black bead necklace; 27 cm; length

7 - Tapa head piece; 43 x 22 cm; length

h - Tears of Job necklace; 78 cm; height

i - neck decoration with armbands; 65 cm

j - cane ringlet necklace; 58 cm

k - tapa lap lap; 25 cm

Purchased 1977
Accession number
© Tairora people, under the endorsement of PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Not on display
Exhibition history (1)

Loan exhibition of Native art from the private collection previously not displayed of Mr S G Moriarty, Gallery Stephen Kellner, Australia, 15 Sep 1966–06 Oct 1966