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Title

Kak (wide bark belt)

mid 20th century
collected 1963


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Other Title

Man's belt


Cultural origin

Melpa people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1963


Media category

Mixed media


Materials used

coiled tree bark, incised designs, red and white natural pigments, plant fibre cord


Dimensions

overall bark 174.0 cm length, approx.; 24.7 to 26.0 cm diameter, variable; 16.1 cm width :

0 - Whole, 16.1 cm (6 5/16"), width of bark at widest point

0 - Whole, 174 cm (68 1/2"), length of bark, approx.


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978


Location

Not on display


Accession number

290.1978



Place

Where the work was made
Mount Hagen

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 54. cat.no. H128

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 121 (colour illus.), 162. cat.no. 66