An image of Kainke (war shield)

Unknown Artist

Kainke (war shield)

Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Asara, Obura-Wonenara District, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Tairora people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1968
Media
Arms & armour
Medium
wood, incised designs, pale red pigment, rattan, plant fibre string, looped plant-fibre string bag, bast sling
Dimensions
114.0 x 47.0 x 2.0 cm :
0 - Whole; 114 cm (44 7/8"); approx.
0 - Whole; 47 cm (18 1/2"); approx.
0 - Whole; 2 cm (13/16"); approx.
Credit
Gift of Jean Moriarty 1979
Accession number
475.1979
Copyright
© Tairora people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics