University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2004-12-5.7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Solomon Islands
Malaita
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shell
Plant Fiber
Technique:Carved
Inlaid
Credit Line:Gift of Marilyn and Robert Forney, 2004
Other Number:ED2770G - Museum Education Number

Description

Piece of diorama illustrating the manufacture and wearing of shell ornaments/currency. Female figure wearing fiber skirt bent over fire (2004-12-5.8) to heat shell to change color to red or light brown.


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