An Interesting Tongan Vesi Wood Headrest 'Kali Hahapo'

An Interesting Tongan Vesi Wood Headrest 'Kali Hahapo'

1800 to 1900 Tonga

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An Interesting Tongan Vesi Tongan Headrest ‘Kali Hahapo’
Mid – Late 19 th Century

Size : 15 cm high , 36 cm wide – 6 ins high , 14¼ ins wide
The Islands of Fiji and Tonga have been trading for centuries and consequently share much of their material culture .
The design of this headrest although Tongan in style was also used to make headrests of Fijian hardwood in Fiji , possibly by the Lemaki canoe builders established there by the Tongans . Another suggestion is that these headrests were made in the Lau Islands , which are politically Fijian and culturally Tongan , and this would explain why these 'Kali' are found and used in all three locations .
Dimensions
Height 15.00 cm (5.91 inches)
Width 36.00 cm (14.17 inches)
Stock Code
F129
Medium
Wood
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