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Timbu wara

mid 20th century
collected 1972


Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Other Titles
    Female figure
    Place where the work was made
    Pangia Southern Highlands Province Papua New Guinea
    Cultural origin
    Wiru people
    mid 20th century
    collected 1972
    Media categories
    Ceremonial object , Weaving
    Materials used
    coiled plant fibre, cane, yellow and red ochre pigments, blue pigment
    144.0 x 77.0 x 1.8 cm
    Purchased 1977
    Not on display
    Accession number

    Reproduction requests

  • Places

    Where the work was made


  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 5 publications

    • Heinz Christian Dosedla, Abhandlungen und Berichte des Staatlichen Museums fur Volkerkunde Dresden [Band 41], 'Kultfiguren aus Flechtwerk im zentralen Hochland von PNG', pg. 86-98, Berlin, 1984. General reference to 'timbu wara' and 'yupin' plaited fibre figures. Figure no. 4 reproduces a similar 'timbu wara' figure from Pangia (Wiru) from the collection of the Peabody Museum, Salem, Mass, USA, Inv.No. E56766

    • Heinz Christian Dosedla, Tribus, 'Kunst und Kunstler im zentralen Hochland von Papua-Neuguinea', pg. 87-119, Stuttgart, Sep 1978. General reference to 'timbu wara' plaited fibre figures, pg. 94-95. Article in German.

    • David Said, OAS Newsletter, 'Exclusive showing of the Moriarty PNG Highlands art collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales', pg. 2-3, Sydney, Jan 2007, 3 (illus.).

    • Pamela J Stewart and Andrew Strathern, Records of the South Australian Museum, 'Timbu wara figures from Pangia, Papua New Guinea', pg. 65-77, Adelaide, 2001. General reference to 'timbu wara' plaited plant fibre figures.

    • Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 28 (illus.), 49. cat.no. H5