Dance paddle

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
40546
Item name
Dance paddle 
Category
Dance/Performance
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Makira-Ulawa Province > Owahara (Santa Ana) Island
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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; pigment
Dimensions
H: 1020 mm W: 138 mm L: D: 65 mm Circum:

Description

Dance paddle carved from wood with bonito fish, rectangular pronged head, painted black and incised.

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.

Collected in 1979. Two bonito fish are paired near the top, and one at the bottom of the dance paddle. Note that the latter bonito is being pursued by a shark in the centre of the paddle [G. Baines, 07/04/2013].

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