Belt

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

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

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
7723
Item name
Belt 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
`ueariarai (Kwaio language) 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Malaita Province > Malaita Island
Map
Collector
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
Dimensions
H: 120 mm W: 390 mm L: D: 380 mm Circum:

Description

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.

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.

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.

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