Belt or girdle with nut shells Kiribati Solomon Islands

Belt of girdle with nut shells
Belt of girdle with nut shells

Custodian: University of Glasgow Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

Reference: GLAHM E.507

This woven fibre belt or girdle with attached nut shells is believed to have been made in Kiribati (formerly the Gilbert Islands) before 1877 but was acquired in the Solomon Islands. It may have formed part of a dance costume.

Maker: not known

Materials: nut shells and woven vegetable fibre