Suggested source is Tok Pisin: pas + pas - more details?

Mihalic suggests this was originally a Manus usage, but on what evidence?

See original Mihalic entry.

Making a paspas to decoratively bind a stone axe to its handle, Tun village, Western Highlands Province 1980.

Noun forms

  1. Material culture: any woven band
    wanwan tasol i save wokim paspas only some know how to weave bands
    ol meri putim paspas na i luk smat the girls put on arnbamds and looked smart

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