Shield, elliptical, horizontal woven vine strips on cane frame, decorated with black painted geometric and schematic bird designs at upper and lower ends.
L767 x W221mm
Plant fibre, cane
History and use
This shield is made in Solomon Islands (Guadalcanal) style, and was given to the collector by a Solomon Islander who was a labourer in the Howard-Childers area of Queensland. At the time, South Sea Islanders were being used as a cheap form of labour in the Australian sugar industry.
This shield is part of the Australian South Sea Islander Kastom Collection.
Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.