- Museum number
Pair of band ornaments for the arm, plaited of dark vine-strip and patterned with embroidery in red and yellow vine-strip
Length: 10.70 centimetres (B, when flat)
- Curator's comments
- This pair of armbands is numbered 26 and 26A and is part of a set of the same design including numbers 16 to 25 and 27.
The embroidered design is of all these armbands is securly attributed to Bougainville and Shortland Islands, as noted in the register: see
Finsch, O. 1914 Südseearbeiten. abb.499-503
Frizzi-Munchen, E. 1914 Ein Beitrag sur Ethnologie von Bougainville und Buka mit Spezieller Berücksichtigung der Nasoi. Baessler-Archiv: Beiträge zur Völkurunde Vol.6 p.26
Heermann, I. & Menter, U. 1990 Schmuck der Südsee, Ornament und Symbol: Objekte aus dem Linden-Museum, Stuttgart. p.84
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The collection which Mary Edge-Partington donated to the British Museum was made by her husband Thomas Edge-Partington and herself during his colonial service in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate between 1905 and 1915.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number