Shield

Production date
Unknown
Country
Australia
Solomon Islands
State/Province
Queensland
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Object detail

Description
Shield, elliptical, horizontal woven vine strips on cane frame, decorated with black painted geometric and schematic bird designs at upper and lower ends.
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Production date
Unknown
Production place
Measurements
L767 x W221mm
Media/Materials description
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.
Registration number
E16168

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