Unknown Artist

Waistband

Location
Not on display
Further information

Waistbands and belts were worn by both men and women across the central and southern highlands of Papua New Guinea. Made by men, they were constructed using split strands from a variety of rattan canes and vines, and woven and plaited using a variety of intricate and ingenious patterns.

This particularly delicate waistband is interwoven with fine strands of yellow orchid stem and was created by a Kuglkane maker at Gandigl village in the Upper Simbu region.

Place of origin
Gandigl village, Simbu (Chimbu) Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Simbu (Chimbu) people, Kuglkane tribe
Year
mid 20th century
Media
Weaving
Medium
plaited rattan and yellow orchid stem fibre (Dendrobium), plant fibre string
Dimensions
1.0 cm diam.; 95.3 cm length overall incl. string tie
Credit
Gift of Peter Sack 2016
Accession number
226.2016
Copyright
© Simbu (Chimbu) people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics