Waist garment-apron

Production date
Early 20th Century
Country
Solomon Islands
State/Province
Western
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Description
Register description: Apron: glass trade bead, green, white and yellow - KAIS. L.900mm,W.151mm
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander apron
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Production place
Measurements
L870 x W150 x H13 mm - approximate.
Media/Materials description
Plant fibre, beads, shell
History and use
The style of this chest ornament is characteristic the Shortland Islands in the Western Province of Solomon Islands. Such ornaments would be worn by women, suspended from the neck.

The object is made from glass trade beads which have been strung on natural fibre string.
Registration number
E4203

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