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bow gauntlet

bow gauntlet
Bow gauntlet. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017330 - 31/10/1907, bow gauntlet, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
bow gauntlet
Label:
An armguard made of woven bamboo strips and coconut fibre, with two European buttons attached, one at each end. 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. This one was collected by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (21.5x9.0cm.)
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:
E017330
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale
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Bow gauntlet. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Bow gauntlet. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Bow gauntlet. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Bow gauntlet. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony