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ornament, waist

human history
  • Other Name

    kahoa fau

    sisi

    neck ornament

    necklace

  • Description

    Sisi. Waist ornament. Kahoa. Neck ornament. This can be worn both as a kahoa neck ornament as well as a sisi waist ornament. This is made entirely from natural and dyed fau (hibiscus) fibre. The main band is plaited and on the outside it is decorated with fau flowers in natural, green, pink, yellow, and orange colours. Extending from this band are natural coloured strands of fau. There are braided ties at either end which can be used to secure the sisi/kahoa.

  • Place
  • Associated Place
  • Accession Number
    2014.53.11
  • Accession Date
    04 Aug 2014
  • Department
ornament, waist, 2014.53.11, Cultural Permissions Apply

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