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Collection

An image of Bark wallet (used to carry pearlshell) by
Alternate image of Bark wallet (used to carry pearlshell) by

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

Title
Bark wallet (used to carry pearlshell)
Other titles:
Wallet (used to carry Kina shell)
Bark pearl shell wrapper
Place of origin
TambulTambul-Nebilyer DistrictWestern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Kakoli people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1969
Media category
Ceremonial object
Materials used
folded length of pandanus palm 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 people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Location
Temporary exhibitions gallery
Bibliography (3)

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 pearlshell wrapper.

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

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 44, 67 (colour illus.), 159. cat.no. 10

Exhibition history (2)

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