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ornament, hair

human history
  • Common Name
  • Other Name


  • Description

    Tekiteki. Head adornment. Tekiteki are head adornments which are worn by men, women, and children on their heads as part of their dance attire. They are usually made form feathers and a string/rubber band for males, or tied to a tu'aniu for females. This tekiteki is made form tu'aniu and feathers. The tu'aniu is the base of the tekiteki, the bottom 1/4 is left bare as this is the end which is stuck into the dancers hair.

    Individual chicken feathers are lashed by the stem around the tu'aniu with white string al the way to the top.

  • Place
  • Associated Place
  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
    17 Aug 1976
  • Other Id

    47776 (ethnology)

  • Department
ornament, hair, 1976.137, 47776, Cultural Permissions Apply

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