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Title

Belt

mid 20th century
collected 1963


Artist

Wahgi people

Papua New Guinea


Details


Cultural origin

Wahgi people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1963


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

36 lengths of bamboo, plant fibre string, pokerwork design


Dimensions

bamboo decoration 75.5 cm length; overall 98.0 cm length; 11.9 cm width :

0 - Whole; 11.9 cm; widest bamboo slat

0 - Whole; 75.5 cm; overall length of strung bamboo slats

0 - Whole; 98 cm; overall length, including plant fibre ties

0 - Whole; 0.5 cm; depth, approx.


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978


Accession number

293.1978


Artist information

Wahgi people

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 120 (colour illus.), 162. cat.no. 65

Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 38 (illus.), 54. cat.no. H131

Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966, 18. cat.no. 250