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Mat or rain-cape made from folded and stitched pandanus leaf.
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Length: 41.50 centimetres (folded)
Width: 35 centimetres (folded)
- Curator's comments
- Pandanus mat (‘kon kongol’ in the Wahgi language) made by Seyine, natally from Simbu Province and married to the Komblo man Nombrol of the Jiruka sub-group Nganimbkanem. Seyine had made this mat to line the netbag in which she carries her child. Pandanus mats are rarely seen these days, having been replaced by blankets, coats etc. For an account of the making of the collection of which this is part see ‘Paradise: portraying the New Guinea Highlands’ by Michael O’Hanlon (British Museum Press, 1993).
Field collection no:68
- Not on display
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 68 (field collection number)