Tool (gari)

Production date
1989
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Shell tool, with drawn, coloured marks.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander domestic tool
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Measurements
L70, W75
History and use
The edge of this shell is pressed along the length of a coconut or pandanus leaf to soften the fibres before weaving. The traditional name for the tool is gari.

This item is part of Alice Hunai’s collection of Vanuatu material culture, created in the 1980s.
Registration number
QE25608

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