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arm ornament
Arm ornament. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017323 - 31/10/1907, arm ornament, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
arm ornament
Label:
A pair of arm ornaments or arm bands, woven from plaited pandanus strips and decorated with red cotton cloth sewn to the outside of the bands. Pendants of red trade beads are also attached for decoration. They are known as "put" by the Meriam people. They are said to be worn for dancing. They were collected in the Murray Islands, Torres Straits in 1907 by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch.
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:
E017323
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale
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Arm ornament. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Arm ornament. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Arm ornament. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Arm ornament. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Arm ornament. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony