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Pavahina

human history
  • Common Name
    Adornment
  • Other Name

    Ornament (English)

  • Description

    Pavahina. A collection of pavahina (small tassel-like ornaments) of huruhuru (human hair), likely for ornamental purpose, stored in a metal tin. Each tassel consists of a small segment of grey huruhuru bound at one end and quilleted with taura firi nape (twisted coconut sennit fibre) of a brown natural colour. There are nine pavahina in total, of varied lengths and thicknesses. One in particular is thicker and larger than the others.

    The pavahina were stored in a small tin box with a yellow and red lid.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
    1925.205
  • Accession Date
    12 Oct 1925
  • Other Id

    49139 (ethnology)

    16800 (ethnology)

    1925.205 (accession number)

    1931.533 (accession number)

    3278 (temporary number)

  • Department
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