Bark cloth

Oro Province, Papua New Guinea
20th century


Place of Creation: Oro Province, Papua New Guinea

Dimensions

Height x width: 144.8 x 95.3 cm (57 x 37 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2007.779

Medium or Technique

Beaten bark and vegetable dyes

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Beige bark cloth with an abstract interwoven line pattern of dark brown and black dyes.

Provenance

Purchased in Southeast Asia by John R. Davidson, boatswain , U.S.S. Colorado, during search for Amelia Earhart, 1937; Gift to fiancé, Helene Wallace, about 1937; Inherited by daughter, Elizabeth Davidson Lunt; Purchased by donor about 2002; Gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 19, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeff Spurr in honor of Christaud Geary