A Neckrest, Tonga, 19th century; this classic neckrest of the type called Kali Hahapo, its elegant form carved out of a single piece of hardwood. Many people describe the form as 'Soft and beautiful like a woman's hips'. The bottom of the neckrest shows ev
Three ancient Fijian tabua ornaments, all are carved to get the fine shape that was desired by chiefs. All have a deep ancient patina and piercings for hanging the tabua, one has the original fibre necklace attached. Provenance: These tabua were a gift to
Fine Tongan headrest, of elegant, abstract, arching form with small, wedge-shaped feet supporting the lower edge. Old sennit-bound native repair to one side. Length 37.2 cm. Width 13.5 cm. Height 17.5 cm
A rare early 19th century Samoan tapa cloth, the cloth a fusion of Tonga, Samoan and Fijian styles. The Tongan style of block painting is over painted with Samoan siapo dots and framed by a traditional Fijian Masi Kesa boarder, 420 x 290 cm. Provenance: Fo
A fine early 19th century Tongan leaf shaped kava bowl, raised on four tapered legs with a double pierced suspension lug. On the underside, an affixed Union line label. Collected circa 1930. Length 70.7 cm. Width 54.3 cm. Height 18.5 cm
A 19th century Tongan war club wood, tapering lozenge-section head with three ridged sections, the lower section with four ridges, the middle section with six ridges, the upper head with eight ridges (some loss), triangular butt lug for wrist cord. Provena
A Tongan headrest, 19th century, of wood, the slender section rectangular rest with graceful curve and medial ridge to base, above two bowed bipod supports with flaring terminals, bound with woven sennit and stabilised with wood wedges, fine smooth glossy
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