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Necklace tuinga kahoa

Necklace tuinga kahoa

Place: Tonga
Category: Jewellery & adornment

wood, plant fibre, Tonga, l. 43 cm, Inv. Oz 192

Humphrey No. 63: ‘a Necklace formed of the like beads as No. 60 neatly worked into a plaited String, from ditto [Friendly Isles].’

Small wooden discs (with a hole in the middle) are incorporated into a plaited string in such a way that they cannot be moved, with small spaces left in between. Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr, Gundolf Krüger