Many fragments of medieval bone flutes have been excavated in Exeter.
A piece of worked animal bone from site of the Roman forum and basilica in Exeter.
This large round hat is woven from rice straw.
This dance hat is made of red plaited cane, decorated with two metal discs.
This cream coloured belt is made of a woven strip of textile and decorated with wool thread.
Pierced at one end. Used to pin the cloak at the shoulder, it could also be worn in groups on the cloak or as ear ornaments.
This is a lotus-shaped fan made of layers of woven palm leaf.
This is a lotus leaf-shaped fan made from a single frond of the Palmyra Palm.
This umbrella is made of a bamboo frame, and covered with a shiny golden synthetic fabric or golden paper.
A little wallet made from pandanus, most likely for the tourist industry.
This screen printed cotton head scarf was made by the Cotonificio Barattolo in Asmara, Eritrea, to commemorate the 1965 visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Ethiopia, and her meeting with Emperor Haile Selassie I.
Associated with Chief Crowfoot (Isapo-Muxika), this ochre-stained eagle and hawk feather bundle relates to Chief Crowfoot’s regalia.
An example of a Maori purse (kete muka) made from processed flax fibre.
Hand-woven belt would have been used by a woman to accompany her blouse and skirt.
Pendings were worn by everyone as a fashion statement.
Fijian fan. Examples are still being made today and are popular with both the locals and the tourists.
Small qauata curved dance club.
This is a common souvenir purchased by visitors to Tonga.
Made from leaves of Coca nucifera, in a twill weave, the handle bound with blue cotton fibre.
An impractical fan made using coiled basketry technique which was nevertheless popular with tourists.