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Sago serving dish

Description: The Sawos peoples from the Middle Sepik River Region of Papua New Guinea make these beautiful bowls to serve sago, a starch made from the pulp of native palm trees. The bowls are often decorated with abstract representations of Sawos beliefs and imagery. The design on this bowl is called "bandicoot's nest." A bandicoot is a small marsupial indigenous to Papua New Guinea.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Subjects: Papua New Guinea
Sawos (Papua New Guinea people)
Papua New Guinea -- Social life and customs
Implements, utensils, etc.

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