South Seas islanders had little access to metals or precious stones, so they crafted superlative and fabled adornments from nature. They created currencies and ground-breaking trading networks that nurtured relationships and redefined value.
Wolfgang’s Grulke live Zoom talk will give some insights into the background to the book, diving, photography and shell-collecting in the South Seas and the collection of adornments on which this book is based. A personal journey through their material culture and magic.
“Apologies for not being available for this live Zoom session. I will unfortunately have to be in hospital for some surgery. However, I have made a short video to cover the topic and am happy to discuss and answer any questions via the Facebook and email links provided below – almost in real time!
Thanks for your understanding.
Adorned by Nature, Adornment, exchange & myth in the South Seas
At one Communications, January 1st, 2022