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Ceremonial recade

The makpo, or ‘staff of fury’, was associated with the vodun religion and royal authority. This emblem also authenticated the bearer who acted as a royal messenger. Its iron blade...

Ceremonial club

Oversized bowai, ceremonial club with crisp engraving typical of later work with imported steel nails. Bowai are tapering two handed clubs which were very popular on Fiji. The oversized...

Paddle

An object shaped in the form of a paddle but one that represents high status. Intricately carved throughout which includes tiki figures at the terminal. An emblem of authority....

Paddle

An object shaped in the form of a paddle but one that represents high status. Intricately carved throughout which includes tiki figures at the terminal. An emblem of authority....

Cap

A ceremonial hood that was worn in the 18th and 19th centuries. Has been interpreted as ceremonial with the two flaps linked to the ears of a lynx or a...

Adze

Originally adzes of this kind were a form of god image, possibly related to Tane-mata-ariki. The stone blades were not only tools, but also exchange valuables. Often the...

Ceremonial paddle

An object shaped in the form of a paddle but one that represents high status. Intricately carved throughout which includes tiki figures at the terminal. An emblem of authority....

Ceremonial ribbon

This ribbon was worn by a pupil of Exeter Modern School between 1900-1911. It was worn over a white dress as a sash at prize giving ceremonies....

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