Arm ring

Register reads “Two bangles. Made from giant clam shell money. Formally presented in 1967 as a parting gift, “Kesa”.” Kesa is the name of money cylinders of clamshell, characteristic of Choiseul, and quite different from these coneshell rings which are characteristic of rings worn on the arm in western Solomons.

Object Summary

Museum Number 83/2005/6
Simple Name ornament
Full Name coneshell bangle
Common Name arm ring
Production country Solomon Islands
Material giant clam shell
Collection class Personal ornament
Collection continent Pacific
Collection area/region Melanesia
Production county Choiseul
Production continent Oceania
Production year low 1950
Production year high 1967