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Made of fibre threaded coconut shell discs ‘Katau’ With an old label reading ‘Belt of cocoa nut shell discs Miana Gilbert Islands Micronesia’
Late 19th Century
Size: approx 76cm long – 30 ins long (each strand)
The coral atolls of Kiribati are poor in natural raw materials, but song and dance are two of their greatest art forms. In 1900 Robert Louis Stevenson wrote: ‘Of all dancing in the South Seas that which I saw at Butaritari stands easily the first, it leads on the mind; it thrills, rouses, subjugates; it is the essence of all art, an unexplored imminent significance’ (RLS in the South Seas).
|Height||76.00 cm||(29.92 inches)|