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.
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.