ear ornament; ear stick

Ear stick made of bamboo from Mala, Solomon Islands

One of three reed ornaments, for the ear. This style of ornament, of reed incised with designs of squatting human figures, is probably from Isabel. Ribbe (1903:244, 265, 311) shows them worn three at a time through holes in the upper ear, in Isabel, and notes their introduction also to Roviana.

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