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i Taube Bati ni Tovuto

Object / Artefact › Pacific/Ethnology
  • Other titles
    Whale teeth necklace (English)
  • Description
    i Taube Bati ni Tovuto. Whale tooth necklace. Consisting of thirty-three shaped teeth, ivory/white in colour, with rounded ends, and bored at the base of each tooth. The teeth are strung onto strips of possibly voivoi (pandanus), which are then wrapped around a cord, tali rua (two-ply), possibly woven from vau (hibiscus fibre), with knotted ends.
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1925.92, 13344
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
    30 April 1925
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness
ornament, 1925.92, 13344, Photographed by Jennifer Carol, digital, 08 Aug 2017, Cultural Permissions Apply
ornament, 1925.92, 13344, Photographed by Jennifer Carol,… … Read more


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