Tabu : analysis of a Tolai ritual object
The subject of this thesis is the 'persistence of tabu (shell-money)' among the Tolai of New Britain. This tabu is made from little shells of a family (Nassarius) which are abundant in the seas of Indo-China and the Pacific. Before the arrival of Europeans on the Gazelle Peninsula, the Tolai acquired these shells from distant places and manufactured them into tabu. The shells were strung onto strips of rattan. These strips were joined into strings and then packed into coils or baskets....[Show more]
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