“Chest Harness” and Spirals Shield
Boblikten Parish of East Miyanmin, Telefomin District, Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea
Wood, various earth and mineral pigments
Red vertical and horizontal bars represent the woven fiber chest harness worn by Miyanmin men. Pairs of spirals possibly represent the twin spiral tail “wires” of the king bird- of-paradise (Cicinnurus regius).