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An image of Bark pearl shell wrapper by
Alternate image of Bark pearl shell wrapper by

Tambul, Tambul-Nebilyer District, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Bark pearl shell wrapper
Other titles:
Wallet (used to carry Kina shell)
Place of origin
TambulTambul-Nebilyer DistrictWestern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Kakoli (Kaugel) people
Year
collected) 1969
Media category
Ceremonial object
Materials used
folded length of tree bark, plant fibre, red and white pigments
Dimensions

24.5 x 21.7 x 2.0 cm

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
318.1978
Copyright
© Kakoli (Kaugel) people, under the endorsement of PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

Paul Sillitoe, Made in Niugini: Technology in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, London, 1988, 388-391. Detailed description of the making of a Wola bark pearl shell wrapper.

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 54. cat.no. H157

Exhibition history (1)

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