- Museum number
Flat rectangular bag / purse with curved, bow-shaped fastening frame at top; body of bag of red unidentified woven fabric with lining of white synthetic (?) woven fabric sewn into it; both outer sides of bag covered entirely with red abrus seeds linked together with cotton thread and terminating in eight loops at bottom. Cream plastic fastening frame of two hinged corresponding halves with central hook for secure closing and two perforated semi-circular projections for handle / shoulder-strap.
- Production date
Length: 15 centimetres
Width: 15.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Collection made by donor in field in 1950s. See Eth.Doc.1054.
Also MS in Departmental Library, N. Sandwith, "Wide-eyed in Tonga: a South Seas odyssey", and paintings, sketches and photographs in Departmental Pictorial Archive.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number