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yabale (men's apron)
  • Ipili-Payala peoples
  • yabale (men's apron), late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Lagaip, Papua New Guinea
  • matoka bark fiber, netting
  • Object Length/Width: 168 x 58.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 66 1/8 x 23 1/16 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6784

The very long triangular apron is netted from bark fiber string. It is brown but is otherwise undecorated.