These eyeshades, called tarapae or taropae in several New Georgia group languages, were worn by men when fishing and formerly on expeditions in war canoes. Their style varied in different areas and this one resembles those from Marovo.

Object Summary

Museum Number 16/1996/106
Simple Name eyeshade
Full Name eyeshade
Common Name eyeshade
Production country Solomon Islands
Material fibre
Collection class Clothing and accessories
Collection continent Pacific
Collection area/region MELAN
Production continent Oceania
Production year high pre 1996