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dec 17, 1953 - Presentation of Fijian mats and tapa cloths to Queen Elizabeth II

Description:

multimedia performance
Fiji, Polynesia
mats: type of ritual exchange and tribute, woven, tight diagonal patterns, frayed/fringed edges, simplicity is an indication of importance
presented to the queen as gifts, kava ritual
Cloth was given to the queen, then given back to be placed under the coffin of the chief (woman) at her funeral

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Date:

dec 17, 1953
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~ 65 years ago

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