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Divination to find the successor to Ai'efunu, and the one who will aru niu
Keesing, Roger M., 1935-1993
Date Created and/or Issued
between 1963 and 1989
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UC San Diego, Special Collections and Archives
Roger M. Keesing Collection
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Ri'imalefo divines, Folofo'u puts questions, Bobokwala and Taaboo, etc. watch. These are Kwailala'e people, from the coastal slopes of Sinalagu. Man with cordyline leaves is Ri'imalefo; man with hand behind back is Taaboo; middle man on right is Taaboo's uncle, Folofo'u. Ai'efunu, the dead priest, was Taaboo's father and Folofo'u's older brother. The stout man looking at camera on right is Bobokwala; sitting at back is Laeniamae, the middle son of Ai'efunu. Bobokwala eventually succeeded his father as the priest, but not until his elder brother Laete'eboo, who was selected for the position here, became Christian.
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 92093-0175 (
This digital image is a surrogate of an item from the Roger M. Keesing Papers (MSS 427) - Roll 20, Item 14.
[Title, Date]. Roger Keesing Papers. MSS 427. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego. [Digital Object URL]
Kwaio (Solomon Islands people)
Solomon Islands
Pacific Islands
Malaita (Solomon Islands)
Solomon Islands
Pacific Islands
Malaita (Solomon Islands)

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