Waghi Valley, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea Melanesia

Wedding Bilum: pink and grey bush string and feather c.1996 Description: pink, grey, blue and natural bush string with feathers, unwoven bush string on handle.
Materials & Technique: fibrework, bags, String, dyes, feathers
Primary Insc: Swing Tag - handwritten "BILUM No. 20, Maker:Rose, Locality: Whaghi Valley, WHP, Design: Wedding Bilum, bush string, natural dyes, feathered down, Price $200". Swing Tag - printed in black with motif in left corner "NEW GUINEA PRIMITIVE ARTS, SYDNEY" underlined. Flourescent orangs sticker hand written "ANG" white sticker with black print "20".
Dimensions: 95.0 h x 53.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1997
Accession No: NGA 97.69