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Band for the arm plaited of dark vine-strip and embroidered with design in yellow orchid-stem and red-stained coconut cuticle.
- Curator's comments
- Edge-Partington probably obtained these bands while based at Gizo, where they would have come by trade from Bougainville.
The embroidered design is one of several characteristic of 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
Ribbe, C.(1903) Zwei Jahre unter den Kannibalen der Salomo-Inseln. p.266
These armbands were traded to New Georgia in the early colonial period: see
Scales, I. (2003) Ch. 3 in The Social Forest: Landowners, Development Conflict and the State in Solomon Islands. PhD thesis, Australian National University.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From a collection of artefacts, mostly from Solomon Islands, sold to the British Museum in 1929 by A C Madan as "C M Woodford collection". Charles Woodford visited and resided in Solomon Islands between 1888 and 1914, first as a naturalist, later as the first British Resident Commissioner.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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