Lot: 40

Headrest "kali hahapo"


Provenance Size Hammer price
Jeffrey Dhyne, California, USA
Dave DeRoche, San Francisco, USA
Christophe Rolley, Bagneux, France (CR No 420)
H: 5.1 inch;
B: 14.4 inch
1600 EUR


The "kali hahapo" type of headrest was used in almost every household by children and adults alike. It is cut from one piece of wood without any joints. A traditional feature of the "kali hahapo" is a rib along the middle of the underside of the pillow.

Cartmail, Keith St, The Art of Tonga, Honolulu 1997, p. 52 ff.