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Ei

human history
  • Other Name

    Necklace (English)

  • Description

    Ei. Necklace consisting of blue-grey ua (seeds) poepoe (Job's Tears, Coix lacryma-jobi) and pupu rengarenga (Yellow necklace-shell, Orobophana pacifica shell). The ua and pupu are bored and threaded on nylon taura tautai (fishing line). The ei is threaded in a pattern of five ua poepoe followed by one pupu rengarenga for the entirity of the ei. Ei can be worn looped once.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
    1985.347
  • Accession Date
    23 Sep 1985
  • Other Id

    51927.7 (ethnology)

  • Department
Ei, 1985.347, 51927.7, Photographed by Jennifer Carol,… … Read more

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