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Pair of band ornaments for the arm, plaited of dark vine-strip and patterned with embroidery in red and yellow vine-strip
Length: 10.50 centimetres (A, when flat)
- Curator's comments
- This pair of armbands is numbered 28 and 28A
Their embroidered design is securly attributed to Bougainville and Buka Islands: 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
However, as such ornaments were widely traded, Edge-Partington may have obtained them in the Western Solomons while he was based at Gizo.
- 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
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