Ear ornament

Worn through the earlobes these fa’i ‘au gwaroa are made of coconut fronds (red) and orchid stems (yellow).

Object Summary

Museum Number 31/1926/3/2
Simple Name ornament
Full Name ear ornament
Common Name ear ornament
Production country Solomon Islands
Material coconut fibre; orchid stems
Collection class Personal ornament
Collection continent Pacific
Collection area/region MELAN
Production town Malaita
Production continent Oceania
Production date 20th century
Production year high 1926