This is a kapkap. Kapkaps are ornaments worn on the chest or head by important men and women in many parts of
western Oceania. People trade them with neighbours and other
This particular type of kapkap is from Santa Cruz in the
Solomon Islands and is called a tema. It is a chest ornament
worn by important male dancers during ceremonies and in battle.
Find out more about the kapkap.
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