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 42:

Bilum Bag, Geometric Design and Original Tag

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Bilum Bag, Geometric Design and Original Tag

Bilum string bag, finely woven with multiple brown and grey geometric designs. Includes original tag labeled by Ledoux "Just above Aitape", referring to the geographic location of where the bag was procured.

Locale: Aitape, Eastern Sepik Province
Country: Papua New Guinea

Date: 1936 or earlier
Material: Natural string, pigment
Dimensions: W 14" x H 8"

Provenance: Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection

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