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Title

rmarki (day dance display ornament)

mid 20th century
collected 1965


Artist

Baining people

Papua New Guinea


Details


Other Titles

Dance shield

Tapa dance wand

Remortki


Cultural origin

Baining people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1965


Materials used

barkcloth, bamboo, plant fibres, red, red-brown and black natural pigments


Dimensions

625.0 cm length; 66.0 cm width; 5.0 cm depth


Credit

Purchased 1965


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA4.1965


Artist information

Baining people

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 6 publications

Bibliography


1965 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1965, 80. cat.no. 146

Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 42. cat.no. 10

Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966, 22. cat.no. 323; "Dance shield. pointed at both ends. Bark cloth on frame with desin in black, some of undecorated area red, 183h cloth, 25w, Baining tribe, Gazelle Peninsula, New Britain".

Natalie Wilson, Hunting the collectors: Pacific collections in Australian museums, art galleries and archives, '(Works of) paradise and yet: Stanley Gordon Moriarty, Tony Tuckson and the collection of Oceanic Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales', pg. 221-241, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2007, 233.

Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Apr 1966, (illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), Bulletin, Sydney, 24 Jul 1965.