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  1. Tivaivai

    Tivaivai [Paperback]

    Andrea Eimke (Author); Susanne Kuchler (Author)


    ISBN: 9780714125800
    Published by : British Museum Press
    Quilts generically known as tivaivai have been produced by women in the Cook Islands, the Hawaiian Islands, the Society Islands and elsewhere in Eastern Polynesia since the late 19th century, where they were a substitute for bark-cloth but als... .... Learn More
  2. Remote Possibilities

    Remote Possibilities: Hoa Hakananai'a and HMS Topaze on Rapa Nui [Paperback]

    Jo Anne Van Tilburg (Author)


    ISBN: 9780861591589
    Published by : British Museum Press
    Series: British Museum Research Publication
    Volume: 158
    This paper is a considerably revised version of the 1992 British Museum Occasional Paper No. 73 by the same author. The book describes how, when and by whom Hoa Hakanai'a was collected. It also reconstructs the underlying Rapanui aesthetic and ... .... Learn More
  3. Out of Antarctica

    Out of Antarctica: Reflections on the origins of peoples [Paperback]

    Robert Argod (Author)

    Regular Price: £25.00

    Special Price: £8.00

    ISBN: 9781902699455
    Published by : Periplus Publishing London Ltd
    A fascinating exploration into the mystery of where the Polynesian people came from; starts by delving into Polynesian mythology, and combining it with extensive maritime knowledge. The logical conclusion - Antarctica! Well worth a read. .... Learn More
  4. Transforming Skins

    Transforming Skins: Kwermin Sequences of Growth [Paperback]

    Sveinn Eggertsson (Author)


    ISBN: 9789979545149
    Published by : University of Iceland Press
    The Kwermin people occupy a series of valleys in the Western Provence of Papua New Guinea. This ethnographic study examines the Kwermin concept of the production of `knowledgeable skins' or `skin-like knowledge', meaning the acquisition of know... .... Learn More
  5. Sigatoka

    Sigatoka: Shifting Sands of Fijian Prehistory [Paperback]

    Yvonne Marshall (Author); Andrew Crosby (Author); Sepeti Matararaba (Author); Shannon Wood (Author)


    ISBN: 9781842170113
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: University of Southampton Department of Archaeology Monograph
    Volume: 1
    The traditional view of the colonisation of Fiji is one of an initial movement to the islands three thousand years ago followed by relative isolation until the 19th century. Therefore it is no surprise that these islands and their inhabitants h... .... Learn More
  6. Oceanic Art

    Oceanic Art [Paperback]

    Nicholas Thomas (Author)

    Regular Price: £15.00

    Special Price: £7.50

    ISBN: 9780500202814
    Published by : Thames and Hudson
    The colours and patterns of the art of the Pacific Islands - spears and shields, carved canoe prows, feather capes or tortoisehell ornaments - have interested Western audiences since the voyages of Captain Cook and Bougainville. Oceanic art in par... .... Learn More

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