Marquesan. <em>Cord Handle</em>, 18th or 19th century. Bone, seeds, coir, 23 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (59.1 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 38.638. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 38.638_SL1.jpg)

Cord Handle


Medium: Bone, seeds, coir

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:18th or 19th century

Dimensions: 23 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (59.1 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm) For display: 12 x 6 x 1 1/4 in. (30.5 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm)


Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H1, 10E

Accession Number: 38.638

Image: 38.638_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Sling with two bone toggles called 'ivi po'o' or 'tiki ivi po'o.' Calabash cord with a tiki of human bone and 5 black seeds on each side. Cord of braided sennit used to suspend coconut containers. Ornaments of bone and seeds strung on cord. Condition: good.

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