Record Detail

Catalogue NumberDBN 5996
Artefact DescriptionGrass skirt made from leaves of the sago palm. The pith is also an important source of starch, a staple food in many Asian societies.
TaxonARECACEAE Metroxylon sagu
TDWG ContinentAsia-Tropical
TDWG RegionPapuasia
TDWG Botanical CountryPapua New Guinea
TDWG UseMaterials - Fibres
DonorJebb, Matthew
Donor Date2009
CollectorJebb, Matthew
Date Collected1980s
Collection NotesCollected in Riwo Village in the Madang Province