Headdress (Peue 'Ei)
Arts of the Pacific Islands
It is likely that this woman's headdress was made on the island of Ua Pou, where a great number of porpoises were available, and subsequently traded to Hiva Oa, where It was collected by Thor Heyerdahl 1937 from the Kaimoko family.
Porpoise teeth, glass beads, coir
16 x 16 x 2 in. (40.6 x 40.6 x 5.1 cm) (show scale)
A. Augustus Healy Fund
Crown or fillet of porpoise teeth and beads in red and blue attached to a braided band of coconut fiber.
This item is not on view
Kaimoko Family. Headdress (Peue 'Ei), 19th century. Porpoise teeth, glass beads, coir, 16 x 16 x 2 in. (40.6 x 40.6 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 42.211.105. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 42.211.105_SL1.jpg)
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