A 'baret kaukau' is a sweet potato planted in 2-4 m beds on a rectangular grid of ditches, a method characteristic of Western Highlands to the east of Mt Hagen town and much of Chimbu.
Mattock for digging "barets"
blade: 17.8 cm width x 64.8 cm length :
0 - Whole, 17.8 cm (7")
0 - Whole, 64.8 cm (25 1/2")
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Not on display
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Loan exhibition of Native art from the private collection previously not displayed of Mr S G Moriarty, Gallery Stephen Kellner, Australia, 15 Sep 1966–06 Oct 1966
Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Oct 1974 -
Referenced in 1 publication
Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 52. cat.no. H83; titled 'Mattock, for digging "barets"'