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headrest

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  • Other Name

    kali (Tongan)

    kali hahapo (Tongan)

  • Description

    Kali. Headrest. Kali are wooden pillows or headrests that are placed under the head or nape of the neck whilst sleeping or lying down. There are different types of kali that vary in construction as well as the materials used. This kali is a kali hahapo, carved from one block of wood, the top curves downwards and the legs curve outwards on each side. The kali is light brown in colour and the surface is smooth and polished.

    There is a hairline crack on one of the legs which looks to have been repaired.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
    1969.94
  • Accession Date
    24 Apr 1969
  • Other Id

    41221 (ethnology)

  • Department
headrest, 1969.94, 41221, Cultural Permissions Apply

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