Shell money

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

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
24306
Item name
Shell money 
Category
Currency/Trade
 
Indigenous name
bata or akwala`afi; tafuli`ae (Kwara`ae language) 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Malaita Province > Malaita Island
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1967 
Acquisition method
by Church of England Board of Missions 
Raw material
shell beads; plant fibre string
Dimensions
H: W: L: 1270 mm D: 3 mm Circum:

Description

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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