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Bands

Bands

Place: Unknown
Category: Tools

coconut fibre, unattributed, w. 0.3–0.8 cm, Inv. Oz 370–375

Humphrey Nos 159-169: ‘Eleven specimens of neatly plaited Cordage, each different, formed of the fibres of the Cocoa Nut, and other plants, from the Society and Friendly Isles.’

Brown band made of coconut fibres (161=Oz 370, 165=Oz 371, 166=Oz 372, 168=Oz 374)

Plaited bands of varying thickness made of coconut fibres, some wrapped around card. The cards themselves are old playing cards; the bands and strings may have been wrapped around these cards while still on board the ships during the voyages. Insa Wendt