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A bowl for mixing apusi paint. The bowl is cut from coconut shell.



This is one of a collection of several valuable personal possessions stored in an abura (barkcloth). As possessions that are seen by relatives or friends must be given on demand, most men keep some of their most valued possessions wrapped in a piece of decorated barkcloth and store it away near their sleeping place. The contents of these packages may vary with the owner, but generally they contain items like this, and the others collected with it.

paint bowl
1982.118vi
Anthropology

1 item (description level: part)
Additional names, titles, or classifications
classified as:  paint bowls (bowls (textileworking: dyeing & printing))
object name (Horniman Ethno.):  paint bowl (bowl (textileworking: dyeing & printing))

Place
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania
Additional place information
collected:  Western Province  (1978 - 1979)
Collector
Beek, Gosewijn van; Beek-Auer, Kateline van
Additional collector information
collector:   Beek, Gosewijn van  (1978 - 1979)
collector:   Beek-Auer, Kateline van  (1978 - 1979)
Date collected
1978 - 1979
Additional date information
date collected:  1978 - 1979 
Culture
Bedamuni
Additional culture information
Bedamuni  (Western Province, Papua New Guinea, New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania)
Bedamuni  (Western Province, Papua New Guinea, New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania)
user:  Bedamuni 
maker:  Bedamuni 

Materials and techniques
coconut
Additional material & technique information
material: coconut (overall)
Measurements
overall: 31 mm x 82 mm x 78 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 31 mm x 82 mm x 78 mm

Van Beek Collection
Provenance
agent:  Beek, Gosewijn van  fieldwork collection 1979 - transfer 1981-03-04
agent:  Beek-Auer, Kateline van  fieldwork collection 1979 - transfer 1981-03-04


Related objects
part of samples; personal artefacts (1982.118)
Related subjects
Bedamuni
maker: Bedamuni
Bedamuni
user: Bedamuni
material: coconut
classified as: paint bowls (bowls (textileworking: dyeing & printing))
object name (Horniman Ethno.): paint bowls (bowls (textileworking: dyeing & printing))

Record created 2006-07-10 by NBERGMANS
Record last updated 2013-04-11 by SBYRNE

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