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waistband
Waistband. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017325 - 31/10/1907, waistband, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
waistband
Label:
A narrow belt made of twilled strips of palm leaf and decorated with red and blue wool applique. It also has geometric designs woven into it. It is said to be worn by men during dances and ceremonies. It is known as "wak" by the Meriam people. It was collected by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907 for the Museum from Mer.
Keywords:
dance
male
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:
E017325
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale
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Waistband. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Waistband. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Waistband. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Waistband. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony