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Headdress (Peue 'Ei)

Arts of the Pacific Islands

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.

MEDIUM Porpoise teeth, glass beads, coir
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS diameter: 16 in. (40.6 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 42.211.105
CREDIT LINE A. Augustus Healy Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Kaimoko Family. Headdress (Peue 'Ei), 19th century. Porpoise teeth, glass beads, coir, diameter: 16 in. (40.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 42.211.105. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE front, CUR.42.211.105_print_front2_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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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%)
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