Civavonovono (breast plate), 1800s
|by Te Papa|
Made in Fiji, worn around the neck. Composed of a large pearl shell to which four pieces of whale tooth ivory are fastened with fibre. The ridge around edge is roughly serrated.
Pearl shell, sperm whale tooth, husk, sennit.
Oldman Collection, purchased 1948.
|Created by||Te Papa|
|Licensed for ?||Map, Wall,|
|Tags||Pacific ceremonial necklace star shell fibre cord bronze white Fiji whale tohora civavonovono 1800s Fijian|