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Title

Kak (wide bark belt)

mid 20th century
collected 1963

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Other Title
    Man's belt
    Place where the work was made
    Mount Hagen Western Highlands Province Papua New Guinea
    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
    Copyright
    © Melpa people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics

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  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Mount Hagen

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications