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20th century
Wove and sewn basketry with cowrie shells

10 1/2 x 7.5 x 1 in. (26.67 x 19.05 x 2.54 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.5.23
Other Number(s): 83-49 (Neufeld Collection Number)
Geography: Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Morobe Province
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts
Culture/Nationality: Huon Gulf People, Melanesian, Oceania
Collection: Neufeld Collection

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  • armlets - Ornamental bands or circlets worn on the upper arm. Use "bracelets (jewelry)" for similar articles worn on the lower arm.
  • cowrie shell - Shell of any of numerous marine gastropod mollusks of a family widely distributed in warm seas; beautifully polished, often brightly colored, and much used for ornament or as money.
  • Huon Gulf - Describes the culture and style of the inhabitants of the Huon Gulf. Huon Gulf is well known for its woodcarvers who produce oval bowls in the shape of eagles and boxfish, and square and double bowls. Certain native art forms have been in serious decline or are no longer in existence.
  • Melanesian - Describes the culture and style of the inhabitants of the Melanesian Islands. Melanesians are well known for creating sculptures utilizing a vast range of media, their traditional communal architecture, and body arts.

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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • African and Pacific Art from the Neufeld Collection Bryn Mawr College , Apr 28, 1993 – Jun 1, 1993

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