Fiber Bag "ut"

Unidentified Abelam maker
Maprik Region
Papua New Guinea


late 19th-early 20th century, before 1929

Fiber and natural pigment dye

Overall: 24 × 25 in. (61 × 63.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the William B. and Evelyn F. Jaffe (58, 60, & 63) Fund



Place Made: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania


19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Bag

Research Area


Not on view

Course History

Anthropology 50.34, Native American and Indigenous Studies 30.28, Peoples of Oceania, Brinker Ferguson, Spring 2024

Exhibition History

Collectanea: The Museum as Hunter and Gatherer, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 21, 2005-February 12, 2006.


Collected by Captain S. B. Boutilier on the Mai River (a tributary of the Sepik River) during the Crane Pacific Expedition of the Field Museum of Natural History, 1928-1929; by descent to his granddaughter; given to the Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, Massachusetts; by exchange to Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2000; sold to present collection, 2002.

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