Tea towel

Production date
Circa 1980s
Country
Solomon Islands
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Description
Souvenir tea towel with map of Solomon Islands and illustrations of flora, fauna and artefacts. Text reads: 'Greetings from Solomon Islands'
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander
CH classification TOURISM
CH classification TEXTILES Work Cloths tea towel
Maker
Production date
Circa 1980s
Production place
Measurements
L700 x W440 mm
Media/Materials description
Printed cotton
Signature/Marks
GREETINGS \ FROM \ HONIARA \ SOLOMON ISLANDS \ Dcwjq
History and use
This object is from the Helen Barrett collection, which was donated to Queensland Museum in 2014. Miss Helen Barrett worked as a nurse with the Australian Board of Mission in Solomon Islands from 1947 until 1984. Barrett was based at Tasia in Isabel Province, and Maravovo on Guadalcanal before being stationed at the Hospital of the Epiphany at Fauabu, Malaita from 1968 until 1984. In the 1990s, Barrett worked with the Mothers Union in the Torres Strait Islands. Her collection largely comprises of objects that were presented as gifts over the course of her missionary work in Melanesia.

This commercially produced tea towel was given to the donor as a gift.
Registration number
E40665

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