- Registration number
- Item name
- Feather money
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Solomon Islands > Malaita Province > Malaita Island
- Raw material
- cardinal honeyeater feather (Myzomela cardinalis); plant fibre; paper; glass
- H: 110 mm W: 80 mm L: D: Circum:
A rectangular section of feather money made with Cardinal Honeyeater feathers in a glass frame with label. Registration number 3664 marked with tag.
Feather plate likely to be from Santa Cruz.
From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'In the Red; on the vibrancy of things' June 2012 - January 2013.
Catalogue Book 2 notes as rare, from Malaita and given to donor by Mr Widdey, manager for Lever Brothers at Gavutu, Solomons. Lever Bros manufactured Sunlight Laundry Soap, and had a palm oil plantation in the Solomon Islands. The company went on to become Unilever.