Andres Moraga

Bilum Bag

Papua New Guinea

25.5 x 26 inches (65 x 66 cm)

DESCRIPTION

Bilum Bag
Papua New Guinea

Looping or “knotless netting” technique

The traditional fiber for bilum bags was the inner bark of the wild tulip tree. The designs were woven into the structure of the bag with some small areas of supplementary color probably applied to the surface after the weaving was completed, imparting a painterly, watery effect.



CONDITION

Excellent

Provenance

Cathryn Cootner, former Curator of textiles at the De Young Museum, San Francisco

DATE

Early 20th century

Dimensions

25.5 x 26 inches (65 x 66 cm)

PRICE

USD $

1800

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