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

TOPIC: Household and Daily Life

Baskets, fans, and cooking utensils were necessary for day-to-day life in the Fijian village.

Pandanus and coconut leaves, along with the fibre from coconut husks (sinnet), provided most of the raw material used in the manufacture of string, rope, fans and baskets. Ceramics, produced primarily for cooking and storing food, and as water containers, are highly visible aspects of Fijian domestic life.

Household and Daily Life

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Trumpet made of Triton shell
Shell trumpet (detail)

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Trumpet made of Triton shell
Shell trumpet

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Shell trumpet
Shell trumpet

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Bag made of woven Pandanus
Woven bag or satchel

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