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: 3 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 1/8 x 4 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, Metal Drawer 3
  • 2007.3991

The arm band is made from woven vines. It is slightly curved outward in cross section. It is black.

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