Fiji's Treasured Culture: Highlighting the collections of Museum Victoria

TOPIC: Wealth and Status

Rank and prestige were of great importance, and this was reflected in the social restrictions associated with many artefacts. Fine ornaments, particular forms of bark cloth, bowls and clubs were reserved for use by those of the chiefly class.

Wealth and Status

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War club
Club

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War club
Club (detail)

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Adze
Adze

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Detail of Adze
Adze (detail)

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Necklace of split Whale teeth
Necklace

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Necklace of split Whale teeth
Necklace

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Breast ornament
Breast ornament

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Breast ornament
Breast ornament

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