The customs of peoples. A chief from the Roro tribe, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia.
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 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.
Van Diemen’s Land is the name originally given by Europeans to the island of Tasmania, now part of Australia.
Nuku Hiva is an island of volcanic origin located in the Pacific Ocean. The original name of the island “Te Fenua Enata” means “The Earth of Men”.
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).
Inhabitants of the Sandwich Islands. Hawaiian King with feather cape and Headdress.
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