Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bilum (bag)
  • unknown Ipili-Payala maker
  • bilum (bag), late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Lagaip, Papua New Guinea
  • matoka bark fiber, netting
  • Object Height/Width: 122 x 140 cm width at handle
    Object Height/Width: 48 1/16 x 55 1/8 in width at handles
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6788
Label Text

The bag is made from netted bark string. It is a "U" shaped bag with two extensions that flare at the upper edge for the handle. It is brown.