- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- barulifaīa (Kwara`ae language)
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Solomon Islands > Malaita Province > Malaita Island
- Raw material
- Teeth, dolphin; beads, shell; shell, turtle
- H: W: L: D: Circum:
Rectangular head or neck band with 702 dolphin teeth vertically woven into plant fibre string; turtle shell spacer; pink, white, black and black shell beads; two plaited strings of plant fibre extend from each end.
The 702 dolphin teeth in this band indicate a high trade value, along with the valuable red romu shell bead [Solomon Islands: Re-enchantment and the Colonial Shadow].
Indigenous name attributed by Ben Burt.
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.