This is a bilum (string bag) from Papua New Guinea. It is a type of bag made using a looping technique. Bilums are used by men and women to carry yams, taro and other food stuffs and sometimes even babies. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
String bag of natural and dyed woven fibre; a kwakwar (Ubir language). Pattern of horizontal bands in pink, purple and black, overlaid with rectangles made up of vertical lines. Part of the British Museum Collection
Netbag (bilum), waghl tapi (Kaguhl language), string bag made of wool. alternate squares of red, and purple with white diagonal lines; horizontal bands of white and purple; vertical tassels of red, white and purple.