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Title

Mum tuland (belt)

mid 20th century
collected 1963


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Cultural origin

Wahgi people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1963


Materials used

coiled tree bark, wrapped with thin strips of plant fibre, applied woven diamond pattern in natural and dark brown plant fibre, cotton gauze fabric


Dimensions

overall 84.5 cm length; 21.0 to 26.5 cm diameter; 13.0 cm width :

0 - Whole, 13 cm (5 1/8"), width of belt

0 - Whole, 26.5 cm, diameter at widest point


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978


Location

Not on display


Accession number

291.1978



Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 37 (illus.), 54. cat.no. H129

Natalie Wilson, Painter in paradise: William Dobell in New Guinea, 'Painter in paradise: Dobell's first trip to New Guinea', pg. 10-59, Sydney, 2015, 38 (colour illus.), 122. cat.no. 38

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 121 (colour illus.), 162. cat.no. 67