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Title

Apron adorner

mid 20th century
collected 1972


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Other Title

Girdle


Cultural origin

Yagaria people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1972


Materials used

marsupial fur, yellow orchid stem fibre (Dendrobium), rattan, plant fibre string


Dimensions

127.0 cm length, overall; 63.5 cm length, folded; 11.0 cm width :

0 - Whole, 63.5 cm (25"), length from folded top edge to longest fringe

0 - Whole, 11 cm (4 5/16"), width at top of apron


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

600.1979



Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 126 (colour illus.), 162. cat.no. 71