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726. Qaravi yaqona = Kava ceremony

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Title:726. Qaravi yaqona = Kava ceremony
Qaravi yaqona = Kava ceremony
Kava ceremony
Authors:Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979
Contributors:Kistler, Lynton R., 1897-1993
LC Subject Headings:Fiji--In art
Lithograph, American--20th century
Indigenous peoples--Fiji--Pictorial works.
Date Issued:Jun 1978
Publisher:Jean Charlot
Series:Kei Viti ; 2
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.
Description:Colors: black, brown, light blue, tan, blue tone; size: image 17 x 22 in. on sheet 20 x 26 in.; medium: rag paper.
Rights:Copyright Jean Charlot Estate, LLC with permission.
Appears in Collections: Kei Viti: Melanesian images

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