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pandanus neckband

anyumb ujnyjan in Uw Olkola

Pandanus neckband, Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, March 16 1997 [PH]. The Australian 50 cent coin, roughly 32 mm in diameter, allows for an estimation of size.

The pandanus neckband is worn tied around the neck in certain ritual circumstances. The name is composed of the words anyumb, neck, throat, and ujnyjan, pandanus tree. It is made from the leaves of the pandanus tree, Pandanus spiralis.

e-mail: Philip Hamilton.