Helmet (part of suit of armour) made of sinnet.
- Found/Acquired: Kiribati
- Height: 24 centimetres
- Width: 23.5 centimetres
- Diameter: 24 centimetres
In set with Oc1922,1009.01 In set with Oc1922,1009.03-051922 British Museum register description:
Sinnet helmet, twined.
1983–1986 16 Dec-29 Jun, London, BM, Museum of Mankind, Pattern of islands: Micronesia yesterday and today
2011 Feb-May, Norwich, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Basketry: Making Human Nature
2 November 2010
Dusty. Coir brittle, with loss at edges in some areas leaving remaing pied fibres very liable to damage.
Vacuumed whilst brushing with a soft brush. Surcace cleaned with skoke sponge.Japanese paper coloured to match coir fibres at edges. Most vulnerable of individual broken plied fibres surrounded with coloured Japanese tissue paper to form a narrow tube that was extended around side and secured as invisbly as possible using a small amount of HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate) diluted in acetone.
Letter from donor dated May 25th  states that the artefacts from the Gilbert and Ellice Islands were collected between 1893-95.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: EOC15401
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