Digitised Image

Fan and bamboo meke, 1881

Reference Number: PAColl-5530-34

Formal photograph of two lines of traditionally dressed men holding circular fans. Many wear turban like head gear, and two have feathery head dresses. All are wearing necklaces or a variety of pendants, some in the form of large circular chest ornaments. Beyond them can be seen people watching, and beyond them the buildings of the village.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Gerrard Ansdell, Viti Levu, Korovatu, Buildings - Fiji, Dance - Fiji, Necklaces - Fiji, Clothing and dress - Fiji, Fans - Fiji, Meke, Pendants (Jewellery) - Fiji and Men, Fijian.

Part of:
Highlands of Fiji :Copy Negatives from photographs by Gerrard Ansdell, Reference Number PAColl-5530 (42 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w copy negative(s)Single negative

Historical Notes: Meke ia a Fijian dance. Used as a verb it means to perform a dance. There are different sorts of meke such as a Meke-ni-valu, a dance before war.

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