This belt was usually made for a young man by his newly married wife.
Copper alloy necklace consisting of s-twist chain links and jinglers.
Armlet decorated with a double row of glass blue beads.
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.
This wide collar necklace is worn by a young uninitiated girl aged 4 - 5.
A leather strap is decorated with aluminium moon-shaped terminals.
Six hoops of cane decorated with handmade glass beads and fastened together with grass fibre.
A traditional headband worn around the head of a woman for dancing.
These are the typical type of Kikuyu earrings worn by initiated young girls and women.
This ear ornament is made of a short copper chain with a single large old blue handmade Venetian glass bead.
The English word ‘tattoo’ is a corruption of the Tahitian word ‘tatau’ - meaning ‘to mark’, ‘to tap’ or ‘to inflict wounds’.
This adze type, called to’i, was used to dress timber for canoes and houses.
Old label reads “Solomon Islands 3713”
Ground black basalt head set into a wooden haft with coconut fibre bindings, some missing.
A basalt adze used for carving wood.
Before the introduction of iron, this tool was used for cutting timber.
A stone adze head (toki) that would have been bound to a wooden haft and used in carving.
A basalt adze head used for woodworking.
A stone head that would have been bound to a wooden haft and used in carving.
This carefully ground and polished adze would have taken a craftsman many hours of work to complete.