photographic print(black and white)
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Photograph (black and white); view of a man and a woman seated, the woman is wearing a cloth wrap, the man is wearing western-style clothing, both are using thick wooden graters to grate turmeric in a large wooden bowl, two baskets woven from plant fibres are on the ground next to the man and woman, a group of people are in the background and a woman is in the foreground; Tikopia, Solomon Islands.
Gelatin silver print
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Height: 12.60 centimetres
Width: 17.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
This image can also be found in Oc,A22.112
This image is part of a series of images depicting the ritual extraction of turmeric, an annual event on Tikopia which is discussed in detail by Raymond Firth in chapter 12 of 'The Work of the Gods in Tikopia' , 1967.
The cycle of production is known as nuanga and the extraction of the turmeric usually takes place in late July. The cycle is a religious obligation for chiefs.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- A collection of photographic prints made from slides and negatives loaned by Mick Pendergrast in around 1978 - Nov 1980, consisting of images mainly taken in Tikopia, the Solomon Islands. The British Museum Pictorial Collection have been assigned copyright to these images.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 8