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Feather wreath made of bird feathers (the feathers are badly damaged).

Hair ornament

bird feathers, plant fibre, New Zealand, d. 8 cm, Inv. Oz 298

U-shaped wooden hook made with whale sinew and an inward pointing barbed bone tied to the hook with root splits.

Halibut hook cheemaine

wood, bone, spruce root splints, Nootka Sound, northern Pacific, l. 12.7 cm, w. 6.1 cm, Inv. Am 618

Left image: Harpoon point or fish spear made of possibly whalebone, with ten barbs on one side. Right image:  Also a harpoon point made of whalebone, with only one barb.

Harpoon or lance point

Harpoon or lance point, bone, possibly whalebone, Tierra del Fuego, l. 29 cm, w. 2.4 cm, Inv. Am 47 (right)

A harpoon point made of a concave piece of mussel shell, cemented between two pieces of pointed bone, with thick, twisted cord affixed to the underneath of the shell tip.

Harpoon point hooks ‘quaboolshtl

mussel shell, bone, animal sinew, bark, Nootka Sound, northern Pacific, l. 13 cm (harpoon), 99 cm (cord), Inv. Am 663

Left image: Harpoon point or fish spear made of possibly whalebone, with ten barbs on one side. Right image:  Also a harpoon point made of whalebone, with only one barb.

Harpoon point kaheita

Harpoon point kaheita, bone, Nootka Sound, northern Pacific, l. 33.5 cm, Inv. Am 643 (left)

Hat ornament made of the bone of a marine animal, carved into the form of a seated male figure, with eye sockets large and deep, and mouth slightly open.

Hat ornament

bone, Unalaska, northern Pacific, l. 2.4 cm, w. 1.5 cm, Inv. Am 710

Headband made of plaited plant fibre that tapers towards the two ends with several plaited strings to fasten it.

Headband

plant fibre, Marquesas Islands, l. 37 cm, w. 5 cm, Inv. Oz 105

Headband made of grass and sticks wrapped with fibres attached on either side of the headband which protrudes 11cm above the headband.

Headband

plant fibre, sticks, mother-of-pearl, Marquesas Islands, l. 38.5 cm, w. 6 cm, Inv. Oz 106

Headband made of coconut fibres, interwoven, and attached to a round plate of Mother-of-pearl where long black and white tail feathers protrude behind it.

Headband uhikana

shell, tortoiseshell, feathers, plant fibre, Marquesas Islands, l. 39 cm, w. 4.5 cm (band), Inv. Oz 109

Headrest made of a hard wood and used as a pillow. A semi-circular piece with a flat, rectangular upper surface. One side forms one leg and the other divides into two legs.

Headrest kali

wood, Tonga, l. 70 cm, b. 4.3 cm (middle), h. 14.5 cm (middle), Inv. Oz 690

Headrest made of wood, the ‘seat’ is slightly curved and supported by a pair of horseshoe-shaped legs. The ‘seat’ becomes wider from the middle towards both ends.

Headrest kali

wood, Tonga, l. 63–75.5 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 6

Headrest made of wood, the ‘seat’ is slightly curved and supported by a pair of horseshoe-shaped legs. The ‘seat’ becomes wider from the middle towards both ends.

Headrest kali

wood, Tonga, l. 63–75.5 cm, Inv. Oz 348

Headrest made of wood, the ‘seat’ is slightly curved and supported by a pair of horseshoe-shaped legs. The ‘seat’ becomes wider from the middle towards both ends.

Headrest kali

wood, Tonga, l. 63–75.5 cm, Inv. Oz 347

Headrest made of a piece of brown wood with a broad top that is hollowed in and four legs, linked by a crossbar of about the same thickness as the legs.

Headrest tuarua

tamanu (Callophyllum inophyllum)wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 46 cm, w. 15.5 cm, h. 20 cm, Inv. Oz 346

Bag for sling stones made of 1mm thick, twisted plant fibres with mesh or net like carrier straps tied to the ends of the bag.

Hip bag (for sling stones)

plant fibre, New Caledonia, l. 50 cm (straps), w. 28.5 cm, h. 14 cm, Inv. Oz 705

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