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

Registration number
22465
Item name
Dance ornament 
Category
Dance/Performance
 
Indigenous name
matanimao 
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
Dimensions
H: 910 mm W: 200 mm L: D: 90 mm Circum:

Description

Carved wood dance ornament with cylindrical handle; curved paddle with a sword fish ? and rows of lime infilled triangles on both sides. Registration number 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.

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

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