University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:89-17-93
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yonggom/Muyu
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
Western Province, Papua New Guinea
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Plant Fiber
Pandanus Leaf
Credit Line:Purchased from Stuart A. Kirsch, 1989
Other Number:122 - Other Number

Description

Sample of netting for string bag (men). Part of the top margin of a string bag, showing technique for the decorative style of 89-17-92 and techinque of starting the bag from the top. Bag is calle dmen when it is started from the top. The mesh gauges are strips of pandanus leaf, which are removed as work proceeds or when the netting is complete. See Kirsch field notes for nomenclature of design sectors. Made by Wagen Anigap, Meremko clan, Dome village. Purchased from her husband, Atani Wungmo, Ketbiran clan, Dome village 3/6/89. Made for collection.


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