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Tahiti Crown French Polynesia, Society Islands 19th/20th...

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Tahiti Crown French Polynesia, Society Islands 19th/20th century. Shells and fibers D. 21 cm Slightly missing Tahiti crown, French Polynesia, Society archipelago D. 8 ¼ in Provenance: - Former Gerard Wahl dit Boyer collection (Bébé Rose), then by descent. Bibliography: - Biebuyck, D., and Van den Abbeele, N.,The Power of Headdresses, p.240, Pl.193 Crown composed of tiny shells mounted on a fiber core and organized to form a complex multicolored chevron pattern.

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