Image: Belt, Papua New Guinea E28179

Belt, Papua New Guinea E28179

Provenance: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Pacific

This belt was possibly made on the north coast of Papua New Guinea. In 1923 the Museum purchased the belt from Jane Tost and her daughter Ada Rohu, both taxidermists who worked in Sydney between 1856 and 1900.

Description: Flat woven, plant fibre belt decorated with rows and zig-zag lines of nassa shells and red and black pigment to fill in triangle shapes; eight triangular projections along sides decorated with shells.

Height: 1cm; Length: 40cm; Width: 27cm

Emma Furno
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