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one of a set of two woven arm bands
  • unknown Ipili-Payala maker
  • one of a set of two woven arm bands, late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Lagaip, Papua New Guinea
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 4 x 2.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 9/16 x 1 x 4 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3970.02

This is one of a set of two arm bands woven from narrow strips of plant fiber in a herringbone pattern. It is a light natural color.

This was for dress occasions, one pair is worn at a time on men's upper arms.