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Predicate Object 16 Apr 1989 1989-04-16T00:00:00.000Z 1989-04-16T00:00:00.000Z 1989.69 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1989.69, 53182 Tongan 1997-07-29T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-08-20T05:21:58.435Z Pacific Collection Access Project Tonga 35 Fibrework/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Women/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Kiekie. Waist ornament. Kiekie are waist ornaments which are worn by females in Tonga as part of their formal wear. They are also worn by school girls and boys in Tonga as part of their school uniform. Kiekie are traditionally made from natural materials which are sourced locally in Tonga or in villages. However, kiekie can be made from a combination of synthetic and natural materials, or entirely from synthetic material. This kiekie is made from fau and pueki shells. Fau strips are plaited into a waistband, white and brown pueki shells are strung onto strips of fau and knotted at the ends. These strips are attached along the length of the waistband, thus creating a kiekie. Kiekie
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