- Museum number
Woman's apron made of fibre (coconut?), shells (nerita?), gum, string (hemp).
- Curator's comments
- Registration slip description, written in 1868?:
South Seas. New Guinea?
Small (woman’s) apron having an opening covered by a tongue in the lappet. It is made of a strip of brown fibrous husk or bark (cocoa nut?) on one side of which are sewn rows of small white univalve shells (nerita?) having the backs cut off. On the spaces between the zigzags of the central zigzag line are remains of black gum from which has been stuck small globular? ornaments judging by the depressions in the gum. The girdle string is made of plaited hemp like fibre.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased in exchange from the Salford Museum, Manchester 16.9.1868.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1868C1.4989 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1868C0916.2