Bag

Production date
Unknown
Country
Solomon Islands
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Description
Woven pandanus bag with purple geometric design and plaited handles that divide into four strands where they join top of bag
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander bag
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Measurements
L430 x W410 x H12 mm
Media/Materials description
Plant fibre
Signature/Marks
From \ Polynesian people. \ Sikiana Is- \ Malaita group. \ Rising sea level
History and use
This woven bag 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.
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E40692

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