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Tattooing was practised throughout Polynesia. Men were tattooed more extensively than women in the Society Islands. Designs were applied with a dye made from baked candle-nuts and oil. A miniature...

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Lei niho palaoa of this size were a development of the early 19th century when whalers and traders began to supply sperm-whale teeth and walrus tusks in larger quantities. Examples...

Necklace

The pendant of ivory is suspended from a necklace of finely plaited strands of human hair with olona fibre ties. This neck ornament was worn by men and women of...

Necklace

Lei niho palaoa of this size were a development of the early 19th century when whalers and traders began to supply sperm-whale teeth and walrus tusks in larger quantities. Examples...

Necklace

Lei niho palaoa of this size were a development of the early 19th century when whalers and traders began to supply sperm-whale teeth and walrus tusks in larger quantities. Examples...

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