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Title: 726. Qaravi yaqona = Kava ceremony 
Other Titles: Qaravi yaqona = Kava ceremonyKava ceremony
Author: Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979
Date: 1978-06
Publisher: Jean Charlot
Abstract: "Crushed, the root of the plant is diluted into a liquid that smells and tastes of earth even more than water. Each step of kava making obeys rules evolved along the centuries. Here the mixing bowl is shaped in the highly stylized image of a turtle. On occasions, a rope of fiber decorated with shells is stretched from the bowl towards the major guest. The master of ceremony, a sage well versed in genealogical lore, sees to it that the order in which the single coconut cup is presented around obeys a most exacting protocol." Charlot, p. 10.
Series/Report No.: Kei Viti ; 2
Description: Colors: black, brown, light blue, tan, blue tone; size: image 17 x 22 in. on sheet 20 x 26 in.; medium: rag paper.
Identifier: M726
Rights: Copyright Jean Charlot Estate, LLC with permission.
Keywords: Tradition, Ritual
LC Subject Headings: Fiji--In art
Lithograph, American--20th century
Indigenous peoples--Fiji--Pictorial works.

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