- Museum number
Circular bundle of twisted plant fibre rope (Oc1906,1013.1316.a) tied to figure of eight ?hibiscus fibre bundle (Oc1906,1013.1316.b) on one side by one expedition label, and circular bundle of hibiscus fibre (Oc1906,1013.1316.c) tied with second label on other.
- Production date
Diameter: 1 centimetres
Length: 20 centimetres
Width: 6.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Expedition label stamped DANIELS ETHNOGRAPHICAL EXPEDITION written in black ink (now faded) reads: 'Tubetube SOSAURI [illegible] from. 6949 6947’. Further Expedition label stamped DANIELS ETHNOGRAPHICAL EXPEDITION written in black ink reads: 'Tubetube SAU SOSAURI p6947’. Comment by Heather Donoghue, Ph.D candidate, UEA, 2020.
Entry 6947 in William Cooke Daniels' Tubetube catalogue reads: 'SOSOI, a bush (a Hibiscus?) growing wild on the island, where it sometimes attains the dimensions of a considerable tree. The inner bark, made into stripes [sic] and dried, is twisted into thick cord and rope. The work is done by men and the mode of making is the same as for SOSÄURI (6948) the finished article being used for general purposes.' Note entry 6948 describes sosäuri as Hibiscus tiliaceus.
Comment by Heather Donoghue, Ph.D candidate, UEA, 2020.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired during the Daniels Ethnographical Expedition to British New Guinea 1903-1904.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous Number: 6947 (Cooke Daniels Number)