Plant fibre raw material

Production date
Unknown
Country
Solomon Islands
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Description
Material for making armbands: rolled band of pandanus leaf in woven fibre casing
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander arm ornament
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Production place
Measurements
L55 x W60 x H35 mm (rolled for storage)
Media/Materials description
Plant fibre
Signature/Marks
2.4.13 \ Made in Solomons \ Taken to NZ for \ conference to show \ how arm bands \ made \ Guide conference (?) at Agr (?), \ College, Dunedin \ 1967. Also showed \ how to make string and that \ had too much hair on \ legs.
Material for making \ arm bands
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.
Registration number
E40742

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