Dance ornament

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

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
22464
Item name
Dance ornament 
Category
Dance/Performance
 
Indigenous name
mataniefene 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Makira-Ulawa Province > Owahara (Santa Ana) Island
Map
Collector
Miss Margaret West 
Acquisition date
July 01, 1977 
Acquisition method
Museum field work by Miss Margaret West 
Raw material
Wood; lime; pigment, natural
Dimensions
H: 910 mm W: 135 mm L: D: 25 mm Circum:

Description

Carved wood dance ornament with rectangular section carved in openwork with diamonds and two birds; narrow shaft has incised crayfish; opposite end is carved with a fish; incised patterns are infilled with lime on both sides. Registration number 22464 marked with tag.

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.

Woman's dancing stick; collected in Honiara in 1977.

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