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Pikosa, Upper Asaro, Daulo District, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Bow and arrows
Place of origin
PikosaUpper AsaroDaulo DistrictEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Dano people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1969
Media category
Arms & armour
Materials used
black palm bow, plaited split-rattan binding, bamboo, carved wood, yellow orchid stem fibre (Dendrobium), red ochre pigment, pink and blue synthetic pigments, plant fibre string
Dimensions

bow 165.0 cm length, 3.5 cm diameter; string 143.5 cm length; arrows 116.8 to 132.2 cm length, 1.0 to 1.3 cm diameter:

a - bow - black palm; 165 cm; length

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
Accession number
816.1979.a-h
Copyright
© Dano people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Location
Temporary exhibitions gallery
Bibliography (1)

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 86 (colour illus.), 160. cat.no. 29

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