Von Hügel grew particularly attached to some of the objects he collected. This headrest made of a short bamboo bar lashed to curved wooden legs is one of the rare Fijian objects that the Baron physically marked – it is engraved ‘A.v.H.’ under one of the feet.
Natauloa, Nairai Island, Fiji. Collected by A. von Hügel, 29 May 1876. Z 3649