Fiber Bag "ut"

Abelam people, Maprik Region, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania


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 College: Purchased through the William B. and Evelyn F. Jaffe (58, 60, & 63) Fund



Oceania, Melanesia


19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Bag



Not on view

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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