Man's Bilum Bag


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Artifact Identification Man's Bilum Bag   (2004.17.0130)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Gear
  4. :
  5. Personal Carrying & Storage Gear
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date N/A
Culture Bosavi, Melanesian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 76.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 43.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Height) 1.5 cm
Weight 175 g
Measuring Remarks From Logan Museum: 82x54cm.
Materials Pigment--Stain, Pigment--Dye, Plant--Bark
Manufacturing Processes Dyeing, Weaving
Munsell Color Information Pale Green (10GY 6/1.5) -Green (middle of bag) Dark Blue (2.5PB 2/4) -Blue (handle) Light Grayish Brown (5YR 6/3) -Brown (reverse)

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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