Belt

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
40535
Item name
Belt 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
Fo'osae gwaroa (Kwaio language) 
Maker
Basiberi  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Malaita Province > Malaita Island
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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
split cane; vine; twine; dye
Dimensions
H: 290 mm W: 260 mm L: D: 45 mm Circum:

Description

Split cane waist belt with four pieces bound together with twine and vine strips, three sections of red and black vine.

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.

Indigenous name, artist, and place attributed by David Akin.

Collected in 1982. Made by Laete'esafi of Gounaile, Malaita in 1980 [Jean Herbert catalogue notes].

The triangular design is called Salo meaning sails on ships; could also represent the tail of the tuna, subject of the bonito cult of the Are'are people of south Malaita [D Akins 2013, pers. Comm., 5 September].

See plate 5 in Burt, B, Akin, D & Kwa'ioloa, M 2009, Body ornaments of Malaita, Solomon Islands, British Museum Press, London, p. 12.

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