An image of Kak (wide bark belt)

Unknown Artist

Kak (wide bark belt)

Other titles:
Man's belt
Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Mount Hagen, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Melpa people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1963
Media
Mixed media
Medium
coiled tree bark, incised designs, red and white natural pigments, plant fibre cord
Dimensions
overall bark 174.0 cm length, approx.; 24.7 to 26.0 cm diameter, variable; 16.1 cm width :
0 - Whole; 16.1 cm; width of bark at widest point
0 - Whole; 174 cm; length of bark, approx.
Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
290.1978
Copyright
© Melpa people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics