Out of tragedy sometimes comes opportunity. I acquired this New Guinea bark cloth cape from a home near New Orleans that had been severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The cape would have been worn on the back during a ceremony in the Eastern Highlands. It is formerly from the collection of A. J. Kastin and the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede. It is illustrated in the large “New Guinea Highlands: Art from the Jolika Collection” book, fig 11.5. The piece is mounted on a linen backing, dates to the mid 20th century or before and is 23 ½” (59.6 cm) by 12” (30.4 cm) and sells for $3000. Questions?