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SEARCH RESULTS: TOPIC: Historical (photographs) / OBJECT: Colo Highland warriors wearing 'big-head' human hair wigs, ulumate

Breast ornament made of shell Necklace Men with clubs and fans Photograph of four Fijian Warriors

Colo Highland warriors wearing 'big-head' human hair wigs, ulumate

The three men in this image are seen with items of personal decoration. Those on the ends are wearing boar's tusk ornaments, bati ni vuaka, while the man in the middle is wearing a black-lipped pearl-shell disc, civa, which may be worn only by those of chiefly rank. He is also holding a knobbly-headed sokekia rootstock club, with its straight handle bound with alternating red and black sinnet.
Reg. Number: XP2139
Fiji Museum photograph
Photograph of three Fijian Men
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