- Museum number
Shield of coiled rattan twined with vine-strip, long with pointed ends, with designs in black and a yellow strip down the centre
- Production date
Length: 32.30 inches
- Curator's comments
- Register reads: Solomons.
Charles Woodford, in a letter to Read of the British Museum dated 4 July 1906, writes of Solomon Islands woven shields:
They are articles of trade and exchange among the natives of the whole Solomon Group and are I believe, exclusively made on New Georgia.
In a subsequent letter of 10 August 1906 he corrects himself to say:
I have ascertained that they are also made by the bush natives towards the west end of Guadalcanar. They are known on Guadalcanar by the name of "tako" and at New Georgia as "lave".
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009 14 May-16 Aug, BM, Dazzling the Enemy: shields from the Pacific
- Object Frozen: 01/09/09
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number