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Samoan Material Culture

Breast Ornaments

Breast Ornaments

The boar's tusk was worn as a breast ornament. Edge-Partington (10, vol. 2, p. 43, No. 4) figures one suspended to three braided cords by a loop passed through a hole bored through the thick end.

Edge-Partington (10, vol. 1, p. 77, No. 4) also figures a breast ornament from Upolu that is in the British Museum and states that it was worn by men in night dances. The material used is not described.