Woven Purse

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Item Details

Title

Woven Purse

Subject

Purses

Description

From "Darkroom Soldier": "Trade Bilum. Measuring 6"x5" this bi-colored purse from Hill's collection is finely woven in traditional style: raised rows, continuous knots, half-maze design, plant fibers. The ivory and green twine may be a bush product created from pandanus, a yucca-like plant, though the uniform weave suggests a commercial twine available from a local trader. A round, woven, bi-colored (half brown, half green) loop forms the handle, and two eyelets that slip over two knotted knobs form the closure." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

1943-11

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.222

Spatial Coverage

Milne Bay, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill

Position: 2426 (3 views)