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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Fijian Split Whale Tooth Necklace of Seventeen Points ‘Wasekaseka’"
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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
The Sennit now missing
Fine smooth creamy yellow patina
Circa 1820 – 50
Size: 10cm long – 4 ins long (longest tooth)
Evolved from the stubbier ‘Vuasagale’ necklace of complete teeth during the 1800’s many ‘sabre toothed’ necklaces of long split teeth were made and worn in Fiji, Tonga and Samoa as the precious whale teeth became more plentiful with the advent of European commercial whaling in the Pacific.