Louis Ledoux: Papua New Guinea Collection
By Willow Auction House
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 168:

Murik Basket Bag, Clutch-Shaped

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Murik Basket Bag, Clutch-Shaped

Basket bag, clutch-shaped bag with double wide handles, bold dark grey and red weave designs, and beige and red tufts.

Locale: Kaup, Murik Lakes, Lower Sepik River
Country: Papua New Guinea

Date: 1936 or earlier
Material: Plant fiber, pigment
Dimensions: W 13" x H 6"
Provenance: Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection



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