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Model pile house [.1] with palm leaf roof and walls on a wooden frame. With four detached pieces [.2-.5] [SM (Verve) 13/02/2013]

Place details: OCEANIA MELANESIA. Papua New Guinea. Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Wood Plant / Palm Leaf Plant / Bark Wood Plant / ?. Processes: Tied / Recycled / Notched / Carved / Bent / ?. Dimensions: Max L [.1] = 1350 mm approx Max L [.2] = 594 mm Max W [.2] = 20 mm Max L [.3] = 330 mm Max W [.3] = 27 mm Max L [.4] = 82 mm Max W [.4] = 31 mm Max L [.5] = 187 mm Max W [.5] = 53 mm When Collected: 1886 Acquired: Donated July 1893

KEYWORD: Model / House / CLASS: Model / Dwelling / ?.

Object description: Model pile house [.1] with palm leaf roof and walls on a wooden frame. With four detached pieces [.2-.5]. The wooden frame is tied together with cane strips and the palm leaf walls and roof are tied to the frame with cane strips. There is a rectangular door way at both ends. The floor within the house is made of wood and cane planking. One of the supports on one side wall and two on the roof are made from a carved and pointed stick, like a spear with notches along one side of the tip. [.2] is a length of wood. [.3-.4] are lengths of bark. [.5] is a wooden section of ?floor. [SM (Verve) 13/02/2013]