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Wooden turmeric oven, Tikopia, Solomon Islands 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
 
Summary:
E084797 - 24/4/1991, oven, , Tikopia Island, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands, Pacific
Date Databased:
16/11/2007
Item Name:
oven
Label:
This wooden turmeric oven (taonga or umu renga) is used to bake turmeric. Turmeric has a number of uses including dyeing tapa cloths and colouring and flavouring food. The oven was collected by Professor Raymond Firth in 1928-29 on Tikopia Island in the Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands. Professor Firth commented that it was a "Fine specimen both in finish and design. The workmanship of these varies considerably and specimens are valued .. according to the volume and finish of their interior." In 1991 the University of Sydney donated the oven to the Museum.
Keywords:
pigment
religion
Region:
Tikopia Island
Province/State:
Temotu Province
Country:
Solomon Islands
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
24/04/1991
Registration Number:
E084797
Associated Stories:
DOMICILE
Images
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Wooden turmeric oven, Tikopia, Solomon Islands 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Paul Ovenden
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Wooden turmeric oven, Tikopia, Solomon Islands 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Melanie van Olffen
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Wooden turmeric oven, Tikopia, Solomon Islands 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Wooden turmeric oven, Tikopia, Solomon Islands 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Wooden turmeric oven, Tikopia, Solomon Islands 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Wooden turmeric oven, Tikopia, Solomon Islands 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno