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Band plaited of red-stained vine-strip, with fringes, patterned with yellow orchid and black vine-strip
- Curator's comments
- This kind of armband, plaited from coconut-cuticle or pandanus-strip, was made in various parts of Solomon Islands, including Malaita and New Georgia, as well as by Chinese traders.
Names for it include sangisangi in Malaita and Makira, rotana in Roviana, piso in Marovo.
(See Ben Burt (2009) 'Body Ornaments of Malaita.')
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- 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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