Net Belt, Beaded

Unidentified Kerewa maker
Goaribari Island
Papuan Gulf
Papua New Guinea


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collected 1912

Job's tears (Coix lacryma-jobi), bark fiber string

Overall: 11 13/16 × 1 3/16 in. (30 × 3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Dr. Bradley M. Patten



Place Made: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania

Place Made: Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania


20th century

Object Name

Clothing: Accessory

Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

Coaxing the Spirits to Dance: Art and Society in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-September 17, 2006.


Collected by Professor William Patten (1861-1932, Class of 1908H, Dartmouth Professor of Zoology, 1893-1931), March 1912; to his son Dr. Bradley M. Patten (1889-1971), Ann Arbor, Michigan; given to present collection, 1971.

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