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Object Number:89-17-92
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yonggom/Muyu
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
Western Province, Papua New Guinea
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Plant Fiber
Credit Line:Purchased from Stuart A. Kirsch, 1989
Other Number:56 - Other Number

Description

String bag with shoulder strap (men,). Made of Gnetum (local name at demot kat) twine. Made by women. this is the largest size bag, wide and deep, used for carrying firewood, babies, garden produce, small pigs, etc. Not colored. openwork around the top designates it as made by Yonggom, Awin Aekyom or Ningerum people. Other peoples of the northFly-Digoel Plateau and star mountains make similar string bags, but with a different design around the top. See Kirsch field notes for more data.


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