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Bag

According to Pacific artist Rosanna Raymond this “Tongan handbag reflects modern innovation from traditional basket-making and plaiting or rope making techniques. This style has gone out of fashion but...

Liku

Made from hibiscus fibre, this garment (liku) is of a type that enveloped the hips of high-status married women on formal occasions. Liku were worn low on the hips with...

Tattooing adze

Marks on the skin were made by tapping the blade dipped in black pigment with a hammer. Tattooing was performed by women upon women, on fingers and around the mouth...

Skirt

A More (pronounced mora) Tahaitian dance skirt. Tapa cloth comes from the Banyan tree, which produces this colour and texture. Also includes hibiscus fibre, job’s tears (coix lacrymajobi - the...

Club

Transverse-ridged broad paddle club derived from the Fijian culacula, although narrower and unserrated. Fully engraved with tavatava zigzags of Fijian origin, its engraving is nevertheless distinctively Samoan....

Club

Fa’a lautaliga fan-shaped club. A short, one-handed spatulate paddle club developed from the Tongan tu’i and Fijian dui. Lautaliga means ‘ear-bladed’....

Club

Pakipaki paddle club. A club with lozenge section, the handle bound round with three strands of plaited fibre. Collected either during Cook’s second voyage in 1773 or his third voyage...

Club

Apa’apai club, collarless and undecorated. Apa’apai clubs have a smoothly tapering, four-sided sectional shape and a square or concave end mimicking the shape of a coconut leaf midrib. ...

Spear club

Spear club repurposed as a billet club after a catastrophic break. Spear clubs combine the fighting qualities found in both spears and broad-bladed clubs. Early pictorial sources show that...

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