Knotted Grass Mourning Ring

A circlet made form knotted grass. It is thought to have been collected by Alldridge in the late 19th century. The original label describes it as a piece worn on the heads of women and girls when mourning the death of a chief. This was originally part of the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum collection. It was acquired by the British Museum in 1954.

Further Information

  • Type: Body adornment, jewellery
  • Object: Knotted Grass Mourning Ring
  • Materials: Vegetable, organic fibre
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: 17mm [D]
  • Production Date: Pre 1954
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Wellcome Historical Medical Museum; Stevens; Thomas Joshua Alldridge (Collector); Oldman
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1954.23.2383

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