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Twenty two Solomon Islands body ornaments, Malaita and Makira Islands, Eastern Solomon Islands, 19th century; consisting of six woven Orchid stem fibre ear ornaments (fa'i' augwaroa), one pair in their original bamboo container, three pairs of flying fox teeth and beaded ear ornaments (ai'au), two on custom made stands, four very early shell ear ornaments (spool shaped and two with teeth attachments), two pairs of decorated cowrie shell hair ornaments (buli) that were worn in the hair of men on Malaita and two shell rings with stylized bird heads at top. Provenance: most from the South Seas Evangelical Mission collection late 19th century. 4 - 5 cm; 21 - 23 cm; 4 - 5 cm; 5 - 6 cm; 7 - 8 cm (22)