mid 20th century
bamboo, poker work
26.5 cm length; 3.9 to 4.1 cm diameter :
0 - Whole; 26.5 cm; aft (open) end
0 - Whole; 3.9 cm; fore (closed) end
0 - Whole; 4.1 cm
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
Not on display
© Duna people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 May 2014–10 Aug 2014
Referenced in 3 publications
AC Haddon, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 'Smoking and Tobacco Pipes in New Guinea', pg. 1-278, London, 06 Jun 1946, 123. See page 123 for similar shaped and decorated pipes from the Tari valley and Lake Kutubu.
Paul Sillitoe, Made in Niugini: Technology in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, 'Tobacco pipes', pg. 206-212, London, 1988, 206, 218-219. See pages 206, 218-219 for similar designs and images of the production of bamboo tobacco pipes.
Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 163. cat.no. 79; titled 'Duna man's apparel (selected items)' Note: this item not reproduced