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  1. Weaving: Bomtavau, her head shaved in mourning, twists banana leaf fibers for skirt making

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Mourning customs; Trobriand Islanders; Weaving; Women
    • Format: image
  2. Weaving: Bomtavau, her head shaved in mourning, displays long skirt made of banana leaf fibers

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Trobriand Islanders; Women; Mourning customs; Weaving
    • Format: image
  3. Bomtavau with head shaved, wearing long fiber skirt and mourning necklace (which may hold fingernails or other relics of the deceased)

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Mourning customs; Trobriand Islanders; Jewelry; Women
    • Format: image
  4. Bomtavau, her head shaved as a sign of mourning

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Trobriand Islanders; Mourning customs; Women
    • Format: image
  5. Bomtavau, an older woman, with newly shaven head, a sign of mourning

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Portraits; Mourning customs; Trobriand Islanders; Women
    • Format: image
  6. Bomtavau, an older woman, with newly shaven head, sign of mourning

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Mourning customs; Portraits; Women; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  7. Mortuary ceremony: Bomtavau with basket of banana leaf bundles behind her on house veranda

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Mourning customs; Women; Trobriand Islanders; Ceremonial exchange
    • Format: image
  8. Mortuary ceremony: woman carries baskets partially filled with fiber skirts and banana leaf bundles

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Ceremonial exchange; Baskets; Trobriand Islanders; Women; Mourning customs
    • Format: image
  9. Mortuary ceremony: crowd of women gathered for exchange, fiber skirt valuable visible in center

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Ceremonial exchange; Trobriand Islanders; Women; Mourning customs
    • Format: image
  10. Mortuary ceremony: mourning woman with shaved head and wearing two-tiered fiber skirt, arranges banana leaf bundles at exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Women; Mourning customs; Trobriand Islanders; Clothing and dress; Ceremonial exchange
    • Format: image
  11. Mortuary ceremony: mourning woman with shaved head arranges banana leaf bundles at exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Mourning customs; Trobriand Islanders; Women; Clothing and dress; Ceremonial exchange
    • Format: image
  12. Mortuary ceremony: mourning woman with shaved head wearing long fiber skirt, she arranges banana leaf bundles for exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Women; Ceremonial exchange; Clothing and dress; Trobriand Islanders; Mourning customs
    • Format: image
  13. Mortuary ceremony: Bomtavau wearing banana leaf bundle on her head

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Women; Mourning customs; Trobriand Islanders; Ceremonial exchange
    • Format: image
  14. Mortuary ceremony: women participate in ritual exchange of banana leaf bundles and foods

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Trobriand Islanders; Ceremonial exchange; Women; Mourning customs
    • Format: image
  15. Mortuary ceremony: women participate in ritual exchange of banana leaf bundles and foods

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Ceremonial exchange; Mourning customs; Women; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  16. Mortuary ceremony: woman wearing empty basket over her head

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Trobriand Islanders; Mourning customs; Women; Ceremonial exchange; Baskets
    • Format: image
  17. Mortuary ceremony: woman holds banana leaf bundles on her head, waiting for exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Women; Trobriand Islanders; Mourning customs; Ceremonial exchange
    • Format: image
  18. Mortuary ceremony: woman with baskets heaped with banana leaf bundles, bowl of uncooked taro

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Ceremonial exchange; Taro; Women; Trobriand Islanders; Mourning customs
    • Format: image
  19. Mortuary ceremony: woman carries basket of food to be shared with participants

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Ceremonial exchange; Mourning customs; Trobriand Islanders; Women; Baskets
    • Format: image
  20. Mortuary ceremony: woman carries banana leaf bundle on her head

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Trobriand Islanders; Ceremonial exchange; Women; Mourning customs
    • Format: image
  21. Mortuary ceremony: woman counts banana leaf bundles for exchange ritual

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Trobriand Islanders; Ceremonial exchange; Mourning customs; Women
    • Format: image
  22. Mortuary ceremony: women with banana leaf bundles, fiber skirts, and baskets of food for ritual exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Ceremonial exchange; Mourning customs; Trobriand Islanders; Women
    • Format: image
  23. Mortuary ceremony: woman (l) has brought banana leaf bundles for exchange ritual, group of women on house veranda

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Dwellings; Women; Mourning customs; Trobriand Islanders; Ceremonial exchange
    • Format: image
  24. Mortuary ceremony: women arrange fiber skirt valuables for exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Ceremonial exchange; Mourning customs; Clothing and dress; Women; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  25. Trobriand woman in mourning with beaded necklaces, ash blackens her face and body

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Jewelry; Trobriand Islanders; Mourning customs; Women; Body marking
    • Format: image
  26. Mortuary ceremony: mourning women with blackened faces and bodies and shaved heads, baskets of banana leaf bundles

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Mourning customs; Trobriand Islanders; Ceremonial exchange; Women
    • Format: image
  27. Mortuary ceremony: mourning women sit with banana leaf bundles for ritual exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Ceremonial exchange; Mourning customs; Women; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  28. Mortuary ceremony: woman weaves long banana fiber skirt for exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Weaving; Ceremonial exchange; Mourning customs; Women; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  29. Mortuary ceremony: woman weaves long banana fiber skirt for exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Ceremonial exchange; Women; Weaving; Trobriand Islanders; Mourning customs
    • Format: image
  30. Mortuary ceremony: women weave long banana fiber skirts for exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Mourning customs; Ceremonial exchange; Weaving; Women; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  31. Mortuary ceremony: women weave long banana fiber skirts for exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Trobriand Islanders; Weaving; Mourning customs; Ceremonial exchange; Women
    • Format: image
  32. Mortuary ceremony: woman weaves long banana fiber skirts for exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Ceremonial exchange; Mourning customs; Women; Trobriand Islanders; Weaving
    • Format: image
  33. Mortuary ceremony: women weave long banana fiber skirts for exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Trobriand Islanders; Weaving; Women; Mourning customs; Ceremonial exchange
    • Format: image
  34. Women, adolescent girls and children, girl in fiber skirt has shaved head and blackened skin as signs of mourning

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Women; Infants; Trobriand Islanders; Mourning customs; Teenagers
    • Format: image
  35. Children on the beach at Kaibola (close-up), heads shaved as a sign of mourning

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Mourning customs; Children; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  36. Children on the beach at Kaibola, several girls with heads shaved as a sign of mourning

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Children; Mourning customs; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  37. Children on the beach at Kaibola, several with shaved heads as a sign of mourning, girl in center wears turtle shell earrings

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Trobriand Islanders; Mourning customs; Children
    • Format: image
  38. Mortuary ceremony: women gathered for exchange of banana leaf bundles and fiber skirts, near chief's house and yam houses

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Women; Trobriand Islanders; Mourning customs; Ceremonial exchange
    • Format: image
  39. Mortuary ceremony: women and children sit together with mourning woman

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Ceremonial exchange; Body marking; Mourning customs; Children; Trobriand Islanders; Women
    • Format: image
  40. Mortuary ceremony: mourning woman with black paint on face and body, shaved head, wears turtle shell earrings and red shell necklace

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Jewelry; Women; Mourning customs; Trobriand Islanders; Body marking
    • Format: image
  41. Mortuary ceremony: women at exchange of wealth items, including quantities of banana leaf bundles

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Mourning customs; Clothing and dress; Women; Ceremonial exchange; Body marking; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  42. Mortuary ceremony: woman (l) adds to large bundle of banana leaves in ritual exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Women; Mourning customs; Ceremonial exchange; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  43. Mortuary ceremony: mourning women, skins blackened with ash, at exchange of banana leaf bundles

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Women; Trobriand Islanders; Ceremonial exchange; Mourning customs
    • Format: image
  44. Mortuary ceremony: mourning woman, marked with talcum powder, carries basket and calls out to exchange partners

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Mourning customs; Trobriand Islanders; Ceremonial exchange; Women
    • Format: image
  45. Mortuary ceremony: women put talcum powder onto mourning woman wearing long fiber skirt

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Mourning customs; Body marking; Trobriand Islanders; Ceremonial exchange; Clothing and dress; Women
    • Format: image
  46. Mortuary ceremony: mourning woman, wearing tiered fiber skirt, is marked with talcum powder

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Clothing and dress; Ceremonial exchange; Body marking; Women; Mourning customs; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  47. Mortuary ceremony: women add banana leaf bundles to exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Ceremonial exchange; Women; Trobriand Islanders; Mourning customs
    • Format: image
  48. Mortuary ceremony: women exchange banana leaf bundles and long fiber skirts, one woman wears shell necklace with white cowries, talcum powder on shoulders

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Body marking; Ceremonial exchange; Women; Mourning customs; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  49. Mortuary ceremony: mourning woman, ash-blackened skin and shaved head, presents banana leaf bundle at exchange, large pile of bundles in background

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Trobriand Islanders; Mourning customs; Ceremonial exchange; Women; Body marking
    • Format: image
  50. Mortuary ceremony: large crowd of women gathered for ritual exchange of banana leaf bundles and long fiber skirts

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Ceremonial exchange; Trobriand Islanders; Mourning customs; Women
    • Format: image