University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 58-17-49
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: New Guinea (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Cane (plant)
Wood
Plant Fiber
Credit Line:Bequest of Harry B. Wright, 1958

Description

Made of split cane or reeds bound with red and black string between two carved pieces of wood which extend far enough to make a short handle. Below the hafting the teeth are held by red string intertwined to make a design of two rows of diamonds with small diamond centers separated at top, middle, and bottom by a continuous row of triangles.


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