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Lake Kopiago, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Tobacco pipe
Place of origin
Lake KopiagoSouthern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Duna people
mid 20th century
collected 1969
Media category
Botanical material
Materials used
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
Accession number
© Duna people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Not on display
Bibliography (3)

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. 79; titled 'Duna man's apparel (selected items)' Note: this item not reproduced

Exhibition history (1)

Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 May 2014–10 Aug 2014