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Funeral Feast 2 of 2
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UC San Diego, The UC San Diego Library
Ann Skinner-Jones and Joan Larcom Photographs
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Re-photographed image from a villager's scrapbook taken in 1981 (Original photograph date unknown). This photo is from a ritual feast, perhaps a funeral. Mewun said that a feast wasn't really a success unless every person, every dog, every chicken, was too full to eat anymore. Careful count of donated meat and bags of rice was kept. At some feasts, every guest put a pebble into a box so a count could also be kept of people fed. Reciprocity was involved; for example, the same number of chickens and bags of rice donated for a marriage or a funeral were given back to the donors when they next held a feast, no matter how many years later.
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Funeral rites and ceremonies
South West Bay (Malakula, Vanuatu)
Wintua (Malekula, Vanuatu)
Pacific Islands
Land and Custom Sustained and Revived
Mewun Scrapbooks
South West Bay (Malakula, Vanuatu)
Wintua (Malekula, Vanuatu)
Pacific Islands

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