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Dala ornament: a disk of tridacna-shell overlaid with a fretwork of turtleshell attached by the centre, for the head, on a band of plaited red braid.
- Curator's comments
- Dala is the most common Solomon Islands name for this ornament (resembling the kapkap of Papua New Guinea) which in former times was always worn on the head.
See Burt (2009) 'Body Ornaments of Malaita'.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1997-1998 25 Sep-27 Jan, Osaka, National Museum of Ethnology, Images of Other Cultures
1998 11 Feb-12 Apr, Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, Images of Other Cultures
- Acquisition notes
- Acquisition details unknown.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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