- Museum number
Personal ornament, of spinifex resin beads strung together on a length of ?kangaroo sinew. Beads of sinew have a hole in the middle for stringing.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1898)
Diameter: 16 centimetres
- Curator's comments
From page 92 of [Kew Gardens] Museum Entry Book 1896-1924 September 17, 1898 ‘By purchase - Dr Clement - Harwood N. Finchley (now of Clyde House, Carshalton, Surrey) Collection of spears, clubs, boomerangs &c. together with seeds and fruits used and eaten by the aborigines in NW Australia (see list) [later entry:] 6 specimens to British Museum 21.12.1960
Oc 1960,11.64-66 are in a box with a glass lid, carrying the label from Kew Gardens:
'Bulga. Lump or refined Spinifex Resin, Triodia pungens R Br. Ready for fixing spear heads. Also beads and necklace made of the same. Western Australia 141-`898 Coll. Dr Clement'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This object was part of a collection of botanical and ethnographic material from Western Australia which Kew purchased from Clement in 1898. It was accessioned at Kew 17 September 1898.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 142-1898 (Kew Gardens accession number)