- Museum number
One of a pair of ear-sticks (with Oc1944,02.1329) covered with red and black fibre, one end patterned with yellow and with pearlshell stopper
- Production date
- 1900s-1910s (before 1913)
Length: 6 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Mounted on card with 1944 Oc 2 1328 with a Beasley collection label stating "SOLOMON. SOUTH MALA. EARPLUGS".
In Kwaio and South Malaita these are known as 'aususu (pin-bamboo), formerly worn by men and women, several in holes around the edge of the ear.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Entry in Beasley catalogue, 27-1-1913: "obtained from Rev. Hubert J.Nind, Norfolk Isl."
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Beasley 706