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Object Number:89-17-9
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yonggom/Muyu
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
Western Province, Papua New Guinea
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Sago Palm Bark
Credit Line:Purchased from Stuart A. Kirsch, 1989
Other Number:145A - Other Number

Description

Sago bark knife. Blade shaped from the mesoderm layer of the sago palm. Traditionally used as machete; clearing, cutting, etc. See Kirsch field notes for more data. Made by Buka Nandun, Dimin clan, Dome Village.


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