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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Breast ornament made of shell
Chest ornament

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Breast ornament made of shell
Chest ornament

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Tabua Whale tooth ornament
Ornament

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