Wooden stand for a yaqona strainer or drinking cup. The surface is carved with tavatava patterns evoking the texture of a plaited fibre stand.
Fiji. Collected by Sir A. Gordon, 1875-80. 1918.213.51
In 19th-century Fiji, preparing and drinking yaqona was a complex and codified operation. A wide range of containers, strainers, cups and stands were used. The materials employed in making these objects varied according to where they were produced and used.