The art of Oro Province has been very much overlooked in the volume of writing on Oceanic Art – probably because the artists of Oro Province produce relatively few collectable wooden objects besides their rare and valuable lime spatulas and head rests.
On the other hand, Oro is one of the richest sources of personal adornment in PNG, producing fascinating body jewellery, ornate mourning dress and the exquisite Omie tapa cloths as well as utilitarian objects.
This is the first survey of Oro art ever published and incorporates more than 200 photographs and illustrations from the world’s leading museums, including the British Museum, Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum, the Cambridge Museum, the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne, Auckland museum, the Australian museum, the Queensland University Museum, the Queensland Museum and the private collections of Michael Hamson, John Friede and David Baker.
The study is the result of two years of research by Harry Beran and Edward Aguirre and is published on CD as a 130 page Microsoft Word document with text by Harry Beran.
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