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Title

Waistband

mid 20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


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.


Details


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