Feather 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

Registration number
40551
Item name
Feather money 
Category
Currency/Trade
 
Indigenous name
noveapu 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Temotu (Eastern Islands) Province > Santa Cruz Islands
Map
Collector
Mrs Jean and Mr Russell Herbert 
Acquisition date
September 02, 2011 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mrs Jean Herbert 
Raw material
coconut wood; cardinal honeyeater feather (Myzomela cardinalis)
Dimensions
H: W: 60 mm L: 620 mm D: Circum:

Description

Feather money in the form of a coconut wood stick with two prongs, held together with putty, red cardinal honeyeater (Myzomela cardinalis) feathers, black and white feathers, white feather tufts on each point.

Research notes

Collected in 1980.

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