- Museum number
Barkcloth with blue painted design.
Length: 175 centimetres
Width: 72 centimetres
- Curator's comments
See Richards and Roga (200) 'Not quite extinct: Melanesian bark cloth ('tapa') from western Solomon Islands' p.47
Wheeler's catalogue ETHNOGRAPHICA COLLECTED IN SIMBO (Eth.Doc.1096) reads:
2 buga. Made in Rubiana. Made from the bark of a tree whose name was not known to my informant. The dye is made from epa leaf. The design marked is patu sambau
Field collection number: W882.Ref.T.
4 pieces to BM
- 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: 2 (Wheeler catalogue (Simbo) in Eth Doc 1096)