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Pair of bamboo-stick ornaments for the ears, patterned with plaited vine-strip of red and yellow
Diameter: 0.70 centimetres
Length: 8.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- A label, apparently Edge-Partington's, reads:
MALA [this needs to be checked]
This type of ear ornament, worn usually in a hole in the earlobe, is characteristic of Malaita, known in Kwara'ae language as 'patterned bamboo' (fa'i 'au gwaroa) or 'reed' (fai'i rade).
- 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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