Pacific Jewelry and Adornment

Pacific Jewelry and Adornment
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Pacific Jewelry and Adornment
189 pages
Color photos
Soft cover
29 x 24 cm
1,083 kg

This book showcases more than 250 of the finest examples of traditional jewelry from Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Hawaii, Niue, the Marquesas, the Cook Islands, and New Zealand, offering superb close-up photography of prized pieces in the Auckland Museum, as well as archival photos showing how these adornments were originally worn. Apart from their beauty, these personal items-made from materials like jade, whale bone, shark teeth, tapa, shells, and plant fibers-also convey information about their wearers' status and community, and the pieces are described in the context of their cultural significance.