Arm ornament

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
4447
Item name
Arm ornament 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
Ma'e'ae 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands
Map
Collector
Mr William Effey 
Acquisition date
April 22, 1950 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mr William Stephens 
Raw material
Beads, glass; plant fibre
Dimensions
H: 35 mm W: 520 mm L: D: 4 mm Circum:

Description

Narrow beaded neck ornament made from twisted plant fibre string and glass beads; the blue and white beads form a pattern of inverted chevrons and diamonds with red beads in their centre, green beads interspersed; a length on twisted plant fibre extends from both ends of the band. Registration number 4447 marked with tag.

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 attributed by Burt (2009:115).
Item name attributed by Bob Burt and Burt (2009:115).

William Effey was an Australian businessman in Queensland who owned Rowes Cafe in Brisbane and was a shareholder of Hivo Plantations Ltd, which operated a copra plantation in Haevo, Santa Isabel from around 1913 to 1936. Although Effey did not live in Haevo he collected many items through his contacts during his visits possibly up until the 1940's [Effey source file].

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