Lot: 18

Headrest "kali"


Provenance Size Hammer price
Chistopher B. Hemmeter, Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA
John Giltsoff, Girona, Spain
H: 6.9 inch;
B: 18.5 inch

wood, carved from one piece, base

Headrests were used by chiefs and men of elevated rank to protect the elaborate, decorated hair-styles of which Fijian men were particularly proud.

Alleva, Anne D', Art of the Pacific, London 1998, p. 42 f.
Elder, John Charles, "Art of Polynesia - Selections from the Hemmeter Collection of Polynesian Art", Honolulu, Hawai'i, 1990, p. 54