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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

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
40534
Item name
Bag 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
gwegea; Wa'i (Kwaio language); gwanagwana (Kwara`ae language) 
Maker
Moruka of Ga'enaafou, east Kwaio  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Malaita Province > Malaita Island > Kwaio
Map
Collector
Mrs Jean and Mr Russell Herbert 
Acquisition date
September 02, 2011 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mrs Jean Herbert 
Raw material
Plant fibre, hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus)
Dimensions
H: 620 mm W: 190 mm L: D: 170 mm Circum:

Description

Woven hibiscus strip bag with patterned plaiting.

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.

Usually made by women from fibre from the cotton tree/sea hibiscus, in a style still widely used today by both men and women. They are worn around the neck, and hold important personal property, perhaps betel nut and lime, tobacco, or small denominations of shell wealth [Solomon Islands: Re-enchantment and the Colonial Shadow label attributed by Clive Moore and David Akin].

Collected in 1980.

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