tooth (whale), plant (fiber)
26.5 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm
Upolu, Samoa, Polynesia
38 whale teeth carved to spikes. Drilled holes at gum line; original cordage of human hair. Repaired with black modern string. Heirloom in the family of Falua, chief of Apia, Upolu.
Collection Name: JS Emerson Collection