Salusalu are garlands worn during ceremonial and festive occasions. Created by women, they are presented to the guests of honour at events, normally when being welcomed. Made of hibiscus (vau) fibre, they may be further decorated with fresh flowers, leaves, masi or twine ribbons and rosettes. The scent as well as the appearance of salusalu are very important. The most elaborate are reserved for chiefly recipients.
Suva markets, Viti Levu, Fiji. Collected by K. Igglesden, 2013. 2013.32