Tag Archives: New Guinea

Tactile

Heather Veneziano, of the Fibers Department at Temple’s Tyler School of Art, recently visited the Anthropology Lab with her class, Intro to Fibers (see her blog post here). During the class period we looked at many fiber-based artifacts in the … Continue reading

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Knotted string body armor

The knotted string body armor, shown below, is made from the inner bark of a tree.  It was collected in Papua New Guinea (Irian Jaya), Indonesia by Denise O’Brien. “The knotting uses variations on a continuous figure-8 technique. The string … Continue reading

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The Denise O’Brien Collection

Dr. Denise O’Brien, former longtime Temple Anthropology faculty member, began her research among the Dani people of the Konda Valley in the Western New Guinea Highlands in the 1960s while a graduate student at Yale University.  She came to Temple … Continue reading

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