This is a Woven Bilum Bag from the West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Throughout New Guinea and West Papua string bags are essential companions to men, women, and children, protection, and fertility. In the many regions, men and women have separate roles in relation to the production and use of the string bag. An empty net bag can be worn over the back and shoulders, like a cloak. Some bags have ceremonial significance and may symbolize a person in mourning or a person who is coming of age. How a bag is constructed depends on its purpose, and different looping techniques can indicate the intended use of a bag. They are also given as a Bride Price in initiating a clan marriage. A wonderful addition to your home or collection.
40 Inches Shoulder Strap
8 1/4 Inches Tall Bag
6 3/4 Inches Wide
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