Register description: Apron: glass trade bead, green, white and yellow - KAIS. L.900mm,W.151mm
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander apron
Early 20th Century
L870 x W150 x H13 mm - approximate.
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.