Headband

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
26464
Item name
Headband 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
barulifaīa (Kwara`ae language) 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Malaita Province > Malaita Island
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
Unrecorded by Unrecorded 
Raw material
Teeth, dolphin; beads, shell; shell, turtle
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Rectangular head or neck band with 702 dolphin teeth vertically woven into plant fibre string; turtle shell spacer; pink, white, black and black shell beads; two plaited strings of plant fibre extend from each end.

Research notes

The 702 dolphin teeth in this band indicate a high trade value, along with the valuable red romu shell bead [Solomon Islands: Re-enchantment and the Colonial Shadow].

Indigenous name attributed by Ben Burt.

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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