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Peppered moth: melanic form

This moth was collected by Edward Fairfax Studd in May 1906. This species shows two different forms - one dark and one light. This dark form is best camouflaged in...

Dance club

Bonito shaped dance club. This fish-shaped dance club embodies four strong masculine qualities through its distinctive and symbolic form. The design incorporates a bonito (tuna), a fishing boat, abstract human faces...

Headdress

The crest represents a benevolent river spirit. It is worn over the head by a man during a dance ceremony held every 25 years at Uvol to celebrate the maturity...

Gourd container

This is a gourd container for holding slaked lime to be chewed with betel nut. The stop is missing....

Charm

According to researcher Ben Burt charms of various shapes were used throughout the New Georgia group, and were known generically as ‘spirit invocation’ (Ronongga rangasake). They were worn by men...

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