MARO FROM LAKE SENTANI

 

  • Ceremonial cloth
  • Lake Sentani, West Papua
  • Barkcloth, tapa, natural pigments
  • Length: 76 cm, width: 31 cm
  • Mid 20th century
  • Ex-collection Hans Sonnenberg

 

These cloths, painted freehand, would have been worn on ceremonial occassions or placed on the graves of women.

 

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