prmlogo2Cook-Voyage Collections
at the Pitt Rivers Museum

1886.1.1637 .12 .1 and .2

PRM0001324595179Pair of clappers, tete, from a mourner′s costume, of shell and barkcloth, from the Society Islands (probably Tahiti); part of the Forster collection (part of Forster 27; 1867.1.1637.12.2)

Pair of clappers comprising two pearl-shell valves tied together with strips of barkcloth through two perforations in each valve. An accoutrement of the chief mourner and thus considered part of the mourner's dress


  PRM0001324605179Reverse of clappers
PRM0001309435179Clappers (with scale)
PRM0001309445179Reverse of clappers (with scale)