An impractical fan made using coiled basketry technique which was nevertheless popular with tourists.
A fan made from coconut leaf which has been bleached in the sun.
Fan made with bleached coconut leaf, pandanus and green wool.
This 19th century headdress is of a type worn by men during special occasions.
These dance hats (30/1907, 31/1907, 34/1907) have been grouped together because they are fundamentally all of the same type with minute variations in decoration if applicable.
This hat is made of red plaited cane, decorated with goat’s hair and feathers.
This object is a rain cloak made from shredded palm leaves.
This armlet is made of red plaited woven cane.
Modern fan of woven vegetable fibre, with the Hawaiian greeting, ‘Aloha’ (a word with many meanings) embroidered on it.
A Hawaiian souvenir fan made from vegetable fibre.
In August 1870 the central barrow in a group of barrows at Upton Pyne was excavated by Reverend Kirwan.
This small vessel was excavated in 1868 from a barrow surrounded by a ditch.
Leaf-shaped earrings like these are worn by Turkana women.
These modern earrings are made out of ostrich egg shell, a popular material that was once used in making fine body ornaments.
An armlet decorated with glass beads.
A hip belt consisting of cowrie shells strung between crocheted fibre.
A woven glass bead apron made to be worn by a young girl.
A single strand of beads terminating with two beaded discs (esulaan).
Armlet design suggests that it was possibly made by the Kikuyu living close to the Kamba border.
When the old coinage ceased to be legal currency the various nations were left with large amounts of them and converted them into adornment accessories such as these armlets.