Sword

Description
Sword is in the style of those made in Kiribati. If this sword was identified as being collected from the Solomon Islands by the donor (which is unclear from the accession register), then the donor is likely to have obtained them from Kiribati immigrants who reside in the Solomons Islands and who make these items for the export market.
Accession Loan No.
101/1994/4
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Common Name
sword
Simple Name
sword
Full Name
shark tooth-edged sword
Dimensions
whole length 995 mm; whole W 58 mm
Production Year High
1992
Production Country
Kiribati
Production Area Region
Micronesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
palm fronds; shark teeth; modern dyes
Function Detail
dancing / fighting sword tourist item
Collection Area Region
MELAN
Collection Continent
Pacific

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