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