- Museum number
Helmet (te baratekora) made of coconut fibre (coir). The coir is plaited into coils which are secured together, one on top of the other and covered by two-ply twisted interlinking cords of coconut fibre. Two ear guards extend from the rim of the helmet, and plaited coconut fibre ties for fastening extend from these ear guards. There is a hole at the apex.
- Production date
- 19thC(mid)-19thC(late) (before 1891)
Circumference: 77 centimetres (rim)
Height: 23.50 centimetres (rim)
Length: 9.50 centimetres (ear flaps)
Thickness: 2 centimetres (rim)
- Curator's comments
- 1938 register information: Label:
'Helmet used with coat of mail. GILBERT IS. J.K.B. Lister, 1891'
See also 2017,Q.39.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1983–1986 16 Dec-29 Jun, London, BM, Museum of Mankind, Pattern of islands: Micronesia yesterday and today
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Register reads, for collection Oc1938,1001 as a whole:
Given by Miss E. K. B. Lister, 11 Western Terrace, Falmouth. / Collected by the donor's father and brother (in whose memory they are given).
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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