Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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men's arm band
  • unknown Ipili-Payala maker
  • men's arm band, late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Lagaip, Papua New Guinea
  • poto vine, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 4 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3990

The arm band has a fairly large diameter and is made of woven vines. It is black.

It was worn just above the elbow, possibly in conjunction with bands worn higher on the arm.