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Tides of Innovation in Oceania

List of Figures and Tables

Figure 1. A heva tūpāpa‘u, or chief mourner’s costume, from the Society Islands

Figure 2. A Hawaiian ki‘i akua hulu manu in a glass case on a pedestal in Life in the Pacific of the 1700s: The Cook/Forster Collection of the Georg-August University of Göttingen, 23 February–14 May 2006, Honolulu Academy of Arts

Figure 3. Barkcloth from many different Pacific places on display in Life in the Pacific of the 1700s: The Cook/Forster Collection of the Georg-August University of Göttingen, 23 February–14 May 2006, Honolulu Academy of Arts

Figure 4. Kawena, Pele, and Kuhilani, daughters of La‘akea Suganuma, per­form hula as part of the opening ceremonies for Life in the Pacific of the 1700s, Honolulu Academy of Arts, 24 February 2006

Figure 5. Fishhooks from many Pacific Islands on display in a glass case in Cook’s Pacific Encounters, National Museum of Australia, 2006

Figure 6. Kanak engraved bamboos

Figure 7. Kanak engraved bamboo with geometric patterns

Figure 8. Detail of Kanak engraved bamboo illustrating taro cultivation

Figure 9. Detail of Kanak engraved bamboo illustrating the chief’s hut

Figure 10. Detail of Kanak engraved bamboo illustrating mourning

Figure 11. Detail of Kanak engraved bamboo illustrating a soldier on a horse

Figure 12. Detail of Kanak engraved bamboo illustrating soldiers with rifles

Figure 13. Detail of Kanak engraved bamboo illustrating drunken soldiers

Figure 14. Micheline Néporon

Figure 15. Halte à l’alcool (Stop to alcohol). Detail of Kanak engraved bamboo by Micheline Néporon

Figure 16. A girl drinking from a bottle of alcohol. Detail of Kanak engraved bamboo by Micheline Néporon

Figure 17. A damaged minibus, crashed into a tree. Detail of Kanak engraved bamboo by Micheline Néporon

Figure 18. An unconscious person lying on the ground. Detail of Kanak engraved bamboo by Micheline Néporon

Figure 19. Poster of the second Fête de la Robe Mission, June 2010, Koohné

Figure 20. Pohnimë Haluatr (far left) and other Loyalty Islander women in Paita, near Nouméa, July 1971

Figure 21. New style robe mission by Eseka, showing details of the top part of the dress and sleeves

Figure 22. Magasin ‘Couture Nana’, Nang, Lifou

Figure 23. Old and new robes, Protestant convention, Kumo, Lifou

Figure 24. The worktable of Eseka’s atelier, Lifou

Figure 25. Eseka Couture, Nouméa

Figure 26. Hand-dyed robes drying in the sun, Hapetra, Lifou

Figure 27. Hand painting flowers on a hand-dyed robe mission, ‘Naji Couture’ by Ijane, Hapetra, Lifou

Figure 28. Festival International des Textiles Extraordinaires (FITE), Metropolitan Museum of Manila (MET), Manila

Figure 29. Marie-Claire Beboko-Beccalossi (24 February 1942–29 March 2009)

Table 1. Examples of Pidgin influence on Dobuan

Table 2. A selection of old words of value

Table 3. Some ‘expensive’ words with a Christian interpretation

Table 4. Examples of terms of new value

Table 5. Examples of English loan words in everyday use and in devaluation

Figure 30. ‘Good foods’ at Talamahu market (breadfruit, kape, coconuts, green banana, taro leaves)


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