- Museum number
Relic charm in a basketry packet with cone shell rings attached.
- Curator's comments
- Register reads:
Charm. N. Georgia.
Charms of this type, of ancestral relic fragments such as tooth and bone in small basketry packets of Lygodium vine-strip, are known as ligomo in several New Georgia group languages. They gave protection and guidance in war. (see J. Kupiainen (2000) Tradition, Trade and Woodcarving in Solomon Islands p.266)
- Not on display
- Broken in two
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From a collection of 43 Solomon Islands artefacts purchased from Woodford for £90 from the Christy Fund in 1915, registered as Oc1915.21 to 64.
Woodford visited and resided in Solomon Islands between 1884 and 1914, first as a naturalist, then as first Resident Commissioner for the British Solomon Islands Protectorate
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1915C3.57 (old CDMS no.)