String bag, kabeel men

String bag, kabeel men
String bag, kabeel men
Date:
mid 20th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 30
Century:
Media:
Fiber, Hornbill (Aceros Plicatus), White Cockatoo, Paradisaea Raggiana And Other Feathers, Pig's Tail, Cowrie Shell, Gum, Rattan
Dimensions:
78.7 cm (31 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Telefol Language Speakers
Provenance:

"Walter Randel Collection, New York." (Catalog #359, New Guinea Art: Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, 2005, Volume 2, p. 141.)

Accession Number:
2007.44.79
Acquisition Date:
2007-10-11
Credit Line:

Gift of Marcia and John Friede in honor of Diane B. Wilsey and Harry S. Parker III

Exhibition History:

2005 - New Guinea Art. Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede. De Young Museum, San Francisco, 2005.

Bilum was worn by adolescent male initiates. It was hand-spun with looped bark fiber and adorned with black hornbill feathers.

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