Necklaces made from whale ivory and fish hooks of ivory, pearl and
turtle shell were part of a lavish system of gifts between Fiji’s chiefs
and their first British governor in the nineteenth century.




The importance of the sea resonates through
the exhibition: whales, turtles, pearls, shells and coconuts. Jewellery and
breastplates were made using an ingenious system designed for building c
anoes. 

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