Spinning top

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
40484
Item name
Spinning top 
Category
Model/Game
 
Indigenous name
Kookoloba`ula (Kwaio language) 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Guadalcanal Province > Guadalcanal Island > Honiara
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Collector
Mrs Jean and Mr Russell Herbert 
Acquisition date
September 02, 2011 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mrs Jean Herbert 
Raw material
Seed pod; stick; Plant fibre string
Dimensions
H: 150 mm W: 100 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Children's spinning top made from a seed pod with hole for whistling sound, stick and twine.

Research notes

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.

Purchased at the Honiara wharf or market in 1983 [Jean Herbert catalogue notes].

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