- Registration number
- Item name
- Dance paddle
- Indigenous name
- Bwa, ba pwiwu (Natügu language)
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Solomon Islands > Temotu (Eastern Islands) Province > Santa Cruz Islands
- Acquisition date
- October 26, 1967
- Acquisition method
- Bequest from Father Leo Hayes
- Raw material
- wood, pigment
- H: 830 mm W: 45 mm L: D: 55 mm Circum:
Narrow carved wood rattle; one end is keel-like and opposite end rounded; the flat side of the rattle has two triangles carved in relief and resembling faces; a rounded knob is carved at one end; geometric designs mostly consisting of lines and triangles are drawn on the surface with black, red and white pigment. Registration number 10144 marked with tag and pen.
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.