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.
- Maker: Kaimoko Family
- Medium: Porpoise teeth, beads, coir
- Geographical Locations:
- Dates: 19th century
- Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 2 in. (40.6 x 40.6 x 5.1 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Arts of the Pacific Islands
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 42.211.105
- Credit Line: A. Augustus Healy Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Kaimoko Family. Headdress (Peue Ei), 19th century. Porpoise teeth, beads, coir, 16 x 16 x 2 in. (40.6 x 40.6 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 42.211.105. Creative Commons-BY
- 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.
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)