About this object

History of use

Used by men to carry miscellaneous objects such as comb when on trips, or to carry sorcery items.


Bag is of non-Kewa origin, traded in from the west of New Guinea.

Physical description

A flat bag of twill-weave light brown grass, woven in one piece, rectangular in shape, and open at one narrow end. The edge of the opening is finished by turning ends of grass back and weaving in. There is a double row within 1.5 cm. of the open edge. The handle of braided root fibre (?), 51 cm. long and tied at mid-length, is affixed to the opposite corners of the bag by threading through the weave.