Pottery E 1891.38.1 / Z 3498

[singlepic id=128 w=450 h=250 float=none]Pottery, Saqa
Fiji’s pottery traditions date back to the Lapita people over 3,000 years ago. Many changes in technique and style have occurred since then. In recent times, pots made of a mix of clay and sand, hand- formed, and glazed with the makadre gum of the dakua pine (Agathis vitiensis) have been used throughout Fiji. Their shape is often inspired by nature: imitations of citrus fruits; grape-like bunches of globular containers (saqamoli), ribbed vessels modelled on leba fruits and crescentic pots evoking plantains.
Fiji. Possibly collected by Rev. D. Wheeler, 1830s. Donated by G. Brady. Z 3498

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