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Papua New Guinea

Wedding Bilum [Wedding Bilum: Yong Eptua] c.1996 Description: main colours in acrylic yarn - purple, black, white with patches of flourescent yellow, green, pink, blue and red. With bands of cuscus fur.
Place made: Kunguma Village, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea Melanesia
Materials & Technique: fibrework, bags, string, dyes

Primary Insc: Swing Tag - handwritten "BILUM No 22, Maker: Yong Eptua, Locality: Kunguma Village, WHP, Design: Wedding Bilum, Kapul (cuscus fur), acrylic yarn, Price $200". Swing tag - printed in black, motif on left "NEW GUINEA, PRIMITIVE ARTS, SYDNEY" underlined.
Dimensions: 117.00 h x 90.00 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1997
Accession No: NGA 97.71