[singlepic id=233 w=450 h=250 float=none]Ceramic pot
Fiji is home to a very distinctive type of pottery. The vessels displayed here is a yaqona dish.
Fiji. Collector & date unknown. Z 3463
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.