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Bark belt

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Rarely collected by non-anthropologists, bark belts are part of the traditional dress of men who live along the Papuan Gulf, as well as those in the Highlands. The pattern on this belt is similar to others from the New Guinea Highlands, particularly those of the Simbu peoples. Shaped when still...

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By 1967, Angoram, Sepik, Papua New Guinea; 1967, to Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

Western Highlands, 20th century, 1950–2000

Object Place

Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea


Overall: 14 x 27.5 cm (as coiled) (5 1/2 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bark, pigment


Africa and Oceania