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Bowl

The rich decorative carving is designed to please the ancestors and invite them to join the ceremonial feast....

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Adze head

It is said that adze stones (emoa) were acquired from the sea bottom. They were shaped with a hammer stone then polished....

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Figure

Part of a decorated post for a community men’s house, which is associated with initiation and ancestor cults for the purpose of reinforcing kinship links....

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Tema

This ornament is called tema and is characteristic of Santa Cruz. Made from the shell of the giant clam (Tridacna gigas) and overlaid with delicate turtle-shell (Eretmochelys imbricata) in...

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Bracelet

This bracelet comes from the Santa Cruz islands in the Pacific and is made out of shell. The shell has been finely shaped and polished to make a beautiful but...

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Bracelet

This bracelet comes from the Santa Cruz islands in the Pacific and is made out of shell. The shell has been finely shaped and polished to make a beautiful but...

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