Fiji's Treasured Culture: Highlighting the collections of Museum Victoria

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Fly whisk (detail)

Coir sinnet fibre, magimagi, braided together and attached to a handle of equal length. Fly whisks are symbols of chiefly rank. Fijian fly whisks are closely related to their equivalents in Tonga and Samoa.
Reg. Number: X2394
Acquistion Details: Purchased from E. Coles, 1890
Dimensions: L.750mm Handle square 15mm
MV Collection object
Fly whisk detail
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