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Goroka, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea Melanesia

Bilum c.1996 Description: square shaped with brown, yellow, green and natural coloured dyes in geometric designs. The handle and bilum opening are a different weave. No.5
Materials & Technique: fibrework, bags, string, dyes
Primary Insc: Swing Tag - handwritten "BILUM no.5, Locality:Goroka, EHP, bush string, natural dyes Price $90" Printed on swing tag in black "black motif in left, NEW GUINEA PRIMITIVE ARTS, SYDNEY" underlined. Flourescent red sticker, hand written "ANG".
Dimensions: 71.0 h x 43.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1997
Accession No: NGA 97.70