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Title

Bark wallet (used to carry pearlshell)

mid 20th century
collected 1969


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Other Titles

Wallet (used to carry Kina shell)

Bark pearl shell wrapper


Cultural origin

Kakoli people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1969


Media category

Ceremonial object


Materials used

folded length of pandanus palm bark, plant fibre, red and white pigments


Dimensions

24.5 x 21.7 x 2.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978


Location

Not on display


Accession number

318.1978



Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Paul Sillitoe, Made in Niugini: Technology in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, London, 1988, 388-391. Detailed description of the making of a Wola bark pearlshell wrapper.

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 54. cat.no. H157

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 44, 67 (colour illus.), 159. cat.no. 10