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Object Number:29-50-17A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
German New Guinea
Sepik River
Timbunke
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Skin
Shell
Plant Fiber
Length: 34.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:162 - Other Number

Description

Apron as 29-50-15 with ring of shell on tip of projection. It is in position for wearing on belt which consists of numerous lengths of cord knotted to cane support of top of large shell, from which support hangs tassel of cords. BELT AND APRON, MAN'S The apron is the skin of a flying fox (Pteropus). The "button", worn behind, is the top of a shell (Conus). See the figure of the suspension hook which is provided with a costume of this type. N.E. New Guinea, Sepik R., Timbunke. 29-50-17.


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