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Pacific Jewelry and Adornment

Roger Neich, Fuli Pereira

Softcover, 189 pp.

This magnificent book showcases over 250 of the most beautiful and breathtaking examples of traditional jewelry from the Pacific. Myriad designs and materials, including jade, whale teeth and bone, shark teeth, tapa, shells and plant fibers, are woven together in a skillful combination of color and craftsmanship. Apart from their beauty, these personal items can also convey information about power, status and community. Their significance, the ceremonies in which they are worn and the messages they convey are explored in an illuminating introductory essay.

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