digimrls at upng.ac.pg
Thu Mar 2 11:41:21 EST 2006
>From the Trobriands, we use the word Kapikapi to refer to the round shaped
decoration attached to a red ribbon and often worn by girls around their
heads during festive occasions. I was most intrigued when I first learnt
of the word Kapkap and/or Kepkep from elsewhere including Malaita, the
Solomons. And thanks for the information that is also made from turtle
shell rather than just the base part of the trochus(?) shell, I think.
And like Martha, I also believe it is a local (Melanesian/AN?) and not a
> On Lihir it is also kepkep - and refers to any disc-shaped ornament
> that is worn around the neck. It can be made of shell but is used for
> one made by coiling a fern stem into a flat disc.
> I believe it is the local term, not not TP.
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