Louis Ledoux: Papua New Guinea Collection
Nov 16, 2021
2 Frassetto Way Lincoln Park, NJ 07035, United States

Adventurer, Academic, Industrialist: Louis Pierre Ledoux 1936 New Guinea Expedition

In early 1936, on recommendation by American anthropologist Margaret Mead, Louis Pierre Ledoux, recent Harvard University graduate, headed to the lower eastern Sepik River of Papua New Guinea to study the Murik people.

The results of his self-funded expedition is an extraordinary collection of hundreds of artifacts, photographs, manuscripts, diaries, and letters left untouched for 85 years.

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LOT 41:

Bilum bag, small, red and brown stripes

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Bilum bag, small, red and brown stripes

Bilum string bag , small, with finely woven with red and brown stripes, and tiny shells ornamentation.

Country: Papua New Guinea
Date: 1936 or earlier

Material: Natural string, pigment
Dimensions: W 9" x H 10"

Provenance: Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection

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