Image: Vest, Papua New Guinea E4884
Local name: Baja
Provenance: Mambare, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Pacific
This mourning vest was worn by a spouse, usually a woman, of a deceased person following the period of mourning. The Museum acquired the vest in 1894.
Description: woman's upper body garment; base of brown plant fibre, looped cord decorated with rows of red, black and white Job's tears seeds strung on thin fibre cord.
Length: 33.5cm; Width: 40.5cm
- Emma Furno
- © Australian Museum