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Mwali/Arm ornament | Unknown maker(s) | Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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  • Solomon Islands Dance Club

    This dance club, made c.1895, is an important component in the cultural narrative of the Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands. The islands are well known for their iconic red feather money, banana bast weavings and tapa, tema chest ornaments and the so called napa dance clubs, although little is known about this final type of objects. While dance clubs were frequently collected during the height of colonial governance (1850 1910), they had largely disappeared by 1960 (Koch 1971:178). The 2000s saw simplified napa clubs being brought back into use for cultural festivals and for entertaining tourists. Among other objects, these clubs became mediators of a recent broader cultural revival of Santa Cruz traditions (Lueb 2016).

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