- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Wa'i (Kwaio language); gwanagwana (Kwara`ae language)
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Solomon Islands > Malaita Province > Malaita Island > Kwaio
- Reverend Albert Henry Piper
- Acquisition date
- November 27, 2013
- Acquisition method
- Donated by Heather Schlusemeyer
- Raw material
- Plant fibre, paper mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera)
- H: 610 mm W: 150 mm L: D: 90 mm Circum:
Woven plant fibre bag; rounded base; undyed; approx. 10 lengths of twisted fibre extend from rim.
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.
Place attributed by David Akin and Reverend Albert Henry Piper.
The woven bag was collected between 1900 - 1910 by the donor's grandfather Reverend Albert Henry Piper the first Seventh Day Adventist missionary from Australasia in Rarotonga. Attributed by Reverend Piper's daughter Clarice as coming from Malaita, Solomon Islands.