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at the Pitt Rivers Museum


PRM000011460Ornament, of hair and coconut fibre, from the Marquesas Islands; part of the Forster collection (Forster 137; 1886.1.1267)

An ornament of hair on a band of coconut fibre. The locks were artificially curled by being wrapped around sticks, bound with leaves and heated in an oven, and mounted separately coconut fibre cord. Worn around the wrist or ankle


  PRM000095273Detail of binding on hair bundles
PRM0001297355179Ashmolean label