Man’s garment Mal (tapa cloth belt)

Ethnicity: Papuans.
Place of origin: Papua New Guinea.
Geographical location of the place of origin: Gorendu village, Maclay Coast.
Material: bast.
Technique: beating.
Dimensions: length 1.5 m, width from 45 to 15 cm.
Date: second decade of the XXI century (approx. 2014-2015).
Collectors-person: Miklouho-Maclay Nickolay Nikolaevich.
Time of use: 2017.
Usage: part of a man’s festive costume.
Condition: satisfactory.
The Kunstkamera collections analogue: none.
Keywords: peoples of Australia and Oceania, Papuans, Maclay Coast