The customs of peoples. A chief from the Roro tribe, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia.
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Hawaiian Feather Work of the Polynesian natives of the Hawaiian Islands. Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum.
The ʻahuʻula is a feather coat reserved for the elite of the Hawaiian archipelago. It was traditionally worn with the mahiole, a feathered cap.
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
The kutiyapi, or kudyapi, is an indianized Filipino two-stringed, fretted boat-lute. It is the only stringed instrument among the Maguindanao people, and one of several among other groups such as the Maranao and Manobo.
The Igorot (also Cordillerano) are an indigenous people living on the Philippine island of Luzon.
Inside of a house in the Radack Islands. Polynesia. Island nation of the Marshall Islands.
Native Coffee Pickers of Hawaii. Native Hawaiians 1899.
The Bagobo also Manobo, Manuvu, Obbo, Obo, are indigenous peoples of the Philippines.
The native tribes of South Australia.
Tammeamea King of Hawaii, the Sandwich Islands. Naba Leba king of Solor. Death of Tammeamea king of the Sandwich Islands. Artist: Nicholas Martin Petit (1777-1804).