Photos solevu at the final mortuary ceremony for Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solevu held at the final mortuary ceremony (vakataraisulu) for Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, Paramount Chief of Lau
Left: The delegation brings valuables to present to the clan of the deceased chief prior to being distributed among the participants.

Right: The valuables presented are piled or arranged by types: whale’s teeth, barkcloth, mats, scented coconut oil in bottles, wooden bowls, digging sticks, baskets, wooden drums, cotton cloth and kerosene.
Tubou, Lakeba, Lau, Fiji. Photographed by Steven Hooper, May 2005.

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