Shell girdle Niue

Shell girdle
Shell girdle

Custodian: University of Glasgow Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

Reference: GLAHM E.425/2

This girdle or belt of shells was also used traditionally as currency.

It is one of over 100 Polynesian and Melanesian objects items donated to The Hunterian Museum from the collection of Glasgow alumnus and missionary George Turner.

Maker: not known

Materials: coir, shell

Dimensions: approx 200mm (length of waistband)