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Collection

Kainantu District, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Decorated pelvic girdle
Other titles:
Penis girdle
Penis cover
Girdle
Waist belt
Place of origin
Kainantu DistrictEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Tairora people
Year
collected 1966
Media category
Mixed media
Materials used
carved wood, red and blue pigments, black natural pigment, barkcloth, plant fibre string, woven cane waistband, animal skin with traces of hair
Dimensions

dimensions variable:

0 - Whole; 27 cm; length of wood sheath

0 - Whole; 24 cm; width of wood sheath

0 - Whole; 16 cm; depth of wood sheath

0 - Whole; 58 cm; length of barkcloth strip

0 - Whole; 25 cm; diameter of waistband / girdle

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
Accession number
729.1979
Location
Not on display