Collection Online
natural pigments on nioge (woman's barkcloth skirt)
125.0 × 87.8 cm
Place/s of Execution
Savodobehi village, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of David Baker, 2007
© the artist
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The painting depicts pattern created when weaving Ömie belt and armlets. It is a design of the eye which was once tattooed onto the bodies of Ömie clan members. The vigorous design is a farrago of concentric squares.