- Museum number
Shield of coiled rattan twined with vine-strip, long with rounded ends
Length: 83.50 centimetres
Width: 28 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Old label reads: The shield used by / the /Solomon Islanders / H.M. Denham / 1854
Charles Woodford, in a letter to Read of the British Museum dated 4 July 1906, writes of such 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
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Oc1854