An image of Mattock for digging barets (ditches)

Unknown Artist

Mattock for digging barets (ditches)

Other titles:
Barrett spade, Matock, Mattock for digging "barets"
Location
Not on display
Further information

A 'baret kaukau' is a sweet potato planted in 2-4 m beds on a rectangular grid of ditches, a method characteristic of Western Highlands to the east of Mt Hagen town and much of Chimbu.

Place of origin
Mount Elimbari, Simbu (Chimbu) Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Chuave language group
Year
collected 1966
Media
Sculpture
Medium
wood, cane
Dimensions
blade: 17.8 cm width x 64.8 cm length :
0 - Whole; 17.8 cm
0 - Whole; 64.8 cm
Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
244.1978