Neck ornament

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
3196
Item name
Neck ornament 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
girringgirring  
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > Roper - McArthur region > Borroloola
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1949 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mr A. Morcombe  
Raw material
abrus seed (Abrus precatorius); string
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Necklace made of threaded abrus seeds. Registration number 3196 marked with tag.

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibitions 'Women with Clever Hands past and present' curated by Louise Hamby August 2013. Exhibition label: Abrus seeds are bright red but can be pink or black.

Donated as one of a bundle of necklaces, see also 29526-29529. Items 3001 to 3324 were the Anthropological Society of Queensland Collection which was donated at the foundation of the Anthropology Museum in 1949.

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