Bilum Bag


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Artifact Identification Bilum Bag   (2004.17.0087)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Gear
  4. :
  5. Personal Carrying & Storage Gear
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date N/A
Culture Melanesian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 83 cm
Dimension 2 (Length) 79 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) .6 cm
Weight 418 g
Measuring Remarks From Logan Museum: 81x89 cm. Length includes strap fully extended.
Materials Pigment--Dye, Plant--Bark
Manufacturing Processes Dyeing, Weaving
Munsell Color Information Moderate Red (5R 4/10) -Pink Black (N .75/ .9% R) -Black Pale Orange Yellow (10YR 8.5/2.5) -Neutral

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

MacKenzie, Maureen Anne. Androgynous Objects: String Bags and Gender in Central New Guinea. Switzerland, Harwood Academic Publishers. 1991.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication The Virginia M. and James D. Tobin Collection, Purchased from the Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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