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Headdress (Peue 'Ei)

It is likely that this woman's headdress was made on the island of Ua Pou, where a great number of porpoises were available, and subsequently traded to Hiva Oa, where It was collected by Thor Heyerdahl 1937 from the Kaimoko family.

Catalogue Description:
Crown or fillet of porpoise teeth and beads in red and blue attached to a braided band of coconut fiber. Fastened with tapa cord. Worn by a Queen of the Kaimoko family. Condition: good.


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