[singlepic id=226 w=450 h=250 float=none]Presentation of barkcloth
A large sheet of barkcloth (masi) is carried across the ceremonial ground (rara).
Possibly photographed by A. B. Brewster, 1880-1900.
Fiji. Collected by G. K. Roth. LS.121058.TC1
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.