Beads

Production date
Unknown
Country
Solomon Islands
State/Province
Isabel
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Description
Necklace. String of red, white and blue glass beads.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander neck ornament
CH classification COSTUME ACCESSORIES Jewellery necklace
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Measurements
L. 630mm
Media/Materials description
Glass beads, string
Signature/Marks
Beads \ loved by all. \ Isabel
History and use
This beaded necklace 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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E40764

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