- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- `ueariarai (Kwaio language)
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Solomon Islands > Malaita Province > Malaita Island
- Sir Samuel Griffith
- Acquisition date
- January 01, 1958
- Acquisition method
- Donated by T. Brown
- Raw material
- Split cane; plant fibre, orchid and coconut; pigment, natural (Indian Mulberry); vine
- H: 120 mm W: 390 mm L: D: 380 mm Circum:
Split cane belt constructed from long pieces decorated with yellow zigzag and lozenge designs alternating with thin pieces with red patterns created using a resist-dye technique.
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.
Place and materials attributed by David Akin [pers. comms., 1 April 2016]. For more information see Burt, B, Akin, D & Kwa'ioloa, M 2009, Body ornaments of Malaita, Solomon Islands, British Museum Press, London.