Broom (niri-oro)

Production date
1989
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Object detail

Description
Many midribs tied together at the widest end.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander domestic tool
Maker
Production date
1989
Measurements
Length:1150mm
Width:440mm
Weight:254g
Media/Materials description
Coconut leaflet midribs, commercial string
History and use
Brooms such as this are used to sweep huts on Pentecost, Vanuatu. Traditionally, they are called niri-oro.

This item is part of Alice Hunai’s collection of Vanuatu material culture, created in the 1980s.
Associated person
Registration number
QE25615

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