Neck ornament

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
40453
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
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Collector
 
Acquisition date
August 21, 2010 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Gab Titui Cultural Centre 
Dimensions
H: W: L: 255 mm D: Circum:

Description

Necklace with blue and pink beaded flowers interspersed with yellow and orange beadwork and small brown 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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