Beater

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
40532
Item name
Beater 
Category
Beating
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Temotu (Eastern Islands) Province > Santa Cruz Islands
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Collector
Mrs Jean and Mr Russell Herbert 
Acquisition date
September 02, 2011 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mrs Jean Herbert 
Raw material
wood
Dimensions
H: W: 64 mm L: 310 mm D: Circum:

Description

Heavy, black tapa beater with grooved head, carved handle and rounded ends.

Research notes

Purchased at the Honiara wharf or market in 1981 [Jean Herbert catalogue notes, 2009]. This item is typical of the type of mallet that is found throughout the Solomon Islands and Fiji; always made of a particularly heavy wood [G. Baines, 07/04/2013].

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