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Book chapterThis chapter discusses the diverse forms of value attached to plaited pandanus textiles on Ambae, an island in the south-western Pacific nation of Vanuatu. I explore their cultural and historical contexts and show the dynamic nature of textiles both as types or categories, and as individual items. Textiles are made...
Book chapterThe chapter discusses a series of objects in UK museums (including the British Museum) from the Queensland tropical rainforest region. The discussions are linked by ideas of visitors to the rainforest, both European and Pacific Islander. The chapter proposes that the barkcloth made in the region may have been introduced...