Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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yabale (men's apron)
  • unknown Ipili-Payala maker
  • yabale (men's apron), late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Lagaip, Papua New Guinea
  • matoka bark fiber, pigment, netting
  • Object Length/Width: 167.5 x 83 cm
    Object Length/Width: 65 15/16 x 32 11/16 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6785

The very long triangular apron is netted from bark fiber string. It is brown and was rubbed with red pigment in some spots.