Fiji is home to a very distinctive type of pottery. The vessel displayed here is a cooking pot.
Bua,Vanua Levu, Fiji. Collected by G. K. Roth, 1932. 1932.628
This installation evokes the range of objects exchanged at solevu. Each exchange involves a different combination of objects, the guests presenting valuables from their own specialised area of production. Central to a solevu are events that cannot be represented here, such as feasts (magiti) and dances (meke) contributing to the celebratory atmosphere.