Dance paddle

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
10144
Item name
Dance paddle 
Category
Dance/Performance
 
Indigenous name
Bwa, ba pwiwu (Natügu language) 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Temotu (Eastern Islands) Province > Santa Cruz Islands
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
October 26, 1967 
Acquisition method
Bequest from Father Leo Hayes 
Raw material
wood, pigment
Dimensions
H: 830 mm W: 45 mm L: D: 55 mm Circum:

Description

Narrow carved wood rattle; one end is keel-like and opposite end rounded; the flat side of the rattle has two triangles carved in relief and resembling faces; a rounded knob is carved at one end; geometric designs mostly consisting of lines and triangles are drawn on the surface with black, red and white pigment. Registration number 10144 marked with tag and pen.

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition ‘Solomon Islands: Re-enchantment and the Colonial Shadow’, a scholarly project curated by Diana Young in collaboration with research consultants Graham Baines, Annie Ross, Clive Moore and David Akin, August 2016 – June 2017.

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