Containing and Embodying Divinity: Basketry, Gods and Chiefs in Polynesia

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The little-known but important role of basketry in creating pre-Christian Polynesian god images is presented and analysed in terms of capturing and containing divine power
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBasketry & Beyond
Subtitle of host publicationConstructing Cultures
EditorsT.A. Heslop, Helen Anderson
Place of PublicationNorwich
PublisherSainsbury Research Unit
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-1916133648, 978-1916133655
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Basketry
  • Divinity
  • Polynesia
  • Sacrifice
  • Container

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