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Catalog Number

CAS 2007-0003-0003   CAS 2007-0003-0003; Bracelet
Category Basketry; Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Bracelet
Culture Polynesian: Fijian or Samoan
Global Region Oceania
Country Fiji or Samoa, probably
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1920s
Collection Name Rollo Beck Collection (South Pacific)
Materials Split pandanus leaves
Description Narrow band bracelet woven entirely of split pandanus leaves; Foundation consists of a single wide pandanus leaf whose ends overlap to form a loop; To weave the bracelet, two split pandanus leaves (each half the width of the foundation leaf inside the bracelet) are laid parallel to each other on outside of bracelet, forming the warp fibers; The two warp fibers and the foundation leaf are then coil wrapped by an even narrower pandanus leaf; On outside of bracelet, the weft fiber passes over one of the warp fibers and under the second one, then on the next round it goes under the first one and over the second one.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 2.2, Max Diam = 8.0