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Title

Koráy mabe (man's loincloth)

mid 20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

Across the highlands of New Guinea, loincloths were worn in former times by boys of a certain age and men, suspended from the waist through a belt made from wide bands of bark, or from woven and plaited waistbands.

This particularly fine example consists of a central panel of woven plant fibre string, with a lower fringe of 23 pig's tails, denoting the wealth and status of its maker.


Details


Place where the work was made

Simbu (Chimbu) Province Papua New Guinea


Date

mid 20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

plant fibre string, 23 pigs' tails


Dimensions

33.0 cm width; 54.5 cm length string panel; 92.0 cm length incl. pigs' tails and fringe


Credit

Gift of Peter Sack 2016


Location

Not on display


Accession number

222.2016



Place

Where the work was made
Simbu (Chimbu) Province