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pandanus armband

ubmbal ujnyjan in Uw Oykangand and Uw Olkola


Pandanus armband, 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.


Pandanus armband, 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 armband, called ubmbal ujnyjan in Uw Oykangand and Uw Olkola is worn around the upper arm in certain ritual circumstances. The name is composed of the words ubmbal, arm, and ujnyjan, pandanus tree. It is made from the paler, younger leaves of the pandanus tree, Pandanus spiralis.

e-mail: Philip Hamilton.
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