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Predicate Object 1936.295 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1936.295, 22937.1 Kiribati 2002-05-27T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-03T23:10:54.883Z 30 Ornaments of human hair are of extreme significance due to the sacred properties hair is believed to possess. As treasured objects, they are carefully guarded and passed down within families. Human hair is incorporated into a wide range of objects from personal ornaments and clothing to fishing lines and cord bindings. Small bundles of hair of roughly equal length have been folded in half and banded together with finely plaited pandanus leaves, to form this neck ornament. (Pacific Jewellery and Adornment by Roger Neich and Pandora Fulimalo Pereira, 2004) neck ornament of human hair plaited with fine prepared pandanus ornament
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