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arm guard

arm guard
Arm guard. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Rebecca Fisher
 
Summary:
E017328 - 31/10/1907, arm guard, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
arm guard
Label:
An armguard made of woven bamboo strips and coconut fibre, with two European buttons attached, one at each end. It is decorated with a short string of red beads. They are said to be worn as protection from the rubbing of the bowstring on the forearm, and also as part of a ceremonial costume. They are called "borz" and "kadig" by the Meriam people. It was collected by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (21.5x9.0cm.)
Keywords:
warfare
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:
E017328
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale