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Ornament. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017322 - 31/10/1907, ornament, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
ornament
Label:
Two sets of leglets, made of plaited coconut roots comprising forty-two separate undecorated circles and fifteen circles with tags of coloured wool attached. They are said to be worn by men and women around the leg, below the knee, for adornment during dances and ceremonies. They are known as "maka maka" or "Makamak" by the Meriam people. They were collected by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907 for the Museum.
Keywords:
dance
Place:
Mer (Murray Islands)
Region:
Torres Strait
Province/State:
Queensland
Country:
Australia
Collection Area:
Australia
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
31/10/1907
Registration Number:
E017322
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale
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Ornament. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Ornament. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Ornament. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Ornament. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony