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Conversations with ancestors
Keesing, Roger M., 1935-1993
Date Created and/or Issued
May 1964
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UC San Diego, Special Collections and Archives
Roger M. Keesing Collection
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A client, left, asks his ancestors why they are making his children sick; the diviner looks for the answer in a handful of lime. 19 May 1964. Haliona on left is the client, Ri'ibala, holding lime, is the diviner. Ri'ibala is probably from southern Kwaio, where this kind of divination is said to have originated and is more common.
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 21, Item 35.
[Title, Date]. Roger Keesing Papers. MSS 427. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego. [Digital Object URL]
Kwaio (Solomon Islands people)
String bags
Malaita (Solomon Islands)
Solomon Islands
Pacific Islands
Malaita (Solomon Islands)
Solomon Islands
Pacific Islands

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