Neck ornament

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
40452
Item name
Neck ornament 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Martha Savage  
Associated cultural group
Kubin community, Moa Island; Kalaw Lagau Ya language group 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Torres Strait Islands > Moa Island
Map
Collector
None 
Acquisition date
August 21, 2010 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Gab Titui Cultural Centre 
Dimensions
H: W: L: 320 mm D: Circum:

Description

Necklace with pink and blue beaded flowers interspaced with yellow and blue beadwork and small shells; strung on fishing line.

Research notes

Artist was born in Kubi Village, Moa Island and describes this style of necklace as specific to the Torres Strait region [artist biography].
Purchased at Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2010 by Diana Young

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