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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