- Museum number
Length: 98 centimetres
Width: 94.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Wheeler's catalogue ETHNOGRAPHICA COLLECTED IN SIMBO (Eth.Doc.1096) reads:
1. barekoto. Cloth made in Rubiana; made of bark of barek tree. Made like ragana (of which I have a piece). (The holes are where the small twigs come out of the trunk.) It is worn over women's buttocks.
Note sheet number: W645.Ref.T
4 pieces to BM
2 " to Oxford
Currently two images attached to record. Squarer piece has object number very clearly printed on it.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Gerald C Wheeler was an anthropologist who researched in Solomon Islands in 1908 to 1909 on an expedition with W. H. R. Rivers and A. M. Hocart. He began on Simbo but spent most of his time on Alu. He gave collections of artefacts to the British Museum in 1927, registered as Oc1927.0310 and Oc1927.1003 and documented in Eth Doc 1096.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1 (Wheeler catalogue (Simbo) in Eth Doc)