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

SEARCH RESULTS: TOPIC: Wealth and Status / OBJECT: Storage container (detail)

Storage container (detail)
Bitu ni maroroi yaya

Long cylinder of bamboo, ornately carved. The nodes between each section of bamboo, except at one of the ends, were removed so that a long hollow cylinder was obtained. It is carved in traditional tattoo designs and might have been used for chiefly valuables, such as feathers.
Reg. Number: X2508
Acquistion Details: Purchased from A.H. Smith Estate, 1888
Dimensions: L.920mm Diam.45mm
MV Collection object
A container made of Bamboo
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