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Title

Waistband

mid 20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Gandigl village Simbu (Chimbu) Province Papua New Guinea
    Cultural origin
    Simbu (Chimbu) people, Kuglkane tribe
    Date
    mid 20th century
    Media category
    Weaving
    Materials used
    plaited rattan and yellow orchid stem fibre (Dendrobium), plant fibre string
    Dimensions
    1.0 cm diam.; 95.3 cm length overall incl. string tie
    Credit
    Gift of Peter Sack 2016
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    226.2016
    Copyright
    © Simbu (Chimbu) people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
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  • About

    Waistbands and belts were worn by both men and women across the central and southern highlands of Papua New Guinea. Made by men, they were constructed using split strands from a variety of rattan canes and vines, and woven and plaited using a variety of intricate and ingenious patterns.

    This particularly delicate waistband is interwoven with fine strands of yellow orchid stem and was created by a Kuglkane maker at Gandigl village in the Upper Simbu region.