This is a very rare and well-preserved masterpiece of the Cook/Forster Collection. The taumi is an almost complete specimen with all the ornamental components present. Only at the upper left side of the neckline are some of the feathers missing which form the wreath around the mother-of-pearl discs mounted there. In addition to comparable pieces it consists of a pale plant fiber material intertwined with a coconut fiber string, attached at the upper edge of the neckline on both sides to a 2 cm high additional frill made of diagonally plaited light and reddish-brown coconut fibers. The lattice-work consisting of cane slips and the coconut fiber weave over it, are firmly tied together, as are the tufts of white dog’s hair, up to 10 cm long and protruding outward from the lattice-work. On the front, three rows of shark’s teeth and three strips with pigeon feathers - cut back to a length of 3 cm - are attached to the coconut fiber weave. Two diagonally plaited strips, form the inside border of the neckline. The outside strip is plaited from reddish-brown coconut fibers, while the light-brown material of the inside strip cannot be identified as coconut fiber with any certainty. Three mother-of-pearl discs, each with a diameter of 3 cm, are mounted on each of the two upper edges of the collar, as is a wreath of feathers surrounding them. In its completeness, this object best corresponds to the gorget a “kind of priest” (more likely to be a warlord) wears in one of Parkinson’s illustrations from the first voyage of Cook. (The VCM)
Iowa High School Students, 1947
Tell me again why a women’s liberation movement is no longer needed.
Dear “I don’t need feminism” crowd…
“The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stood by its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant because he found her too attractive and worried he would try to start an affair. Coming to the same conclusion as it did in December, the all-male court found that bosses can fire employees they see as threats to their marriages, even if the subordinates have not engaged in flirtatious or other inappropriate behavior. The court said such firings do not count as illegal sex discrimination because they are motivated by feelings, not gender." [x]
i hope all old white men burn in hell
Are you fucking kidding me.
I just don’t understand this. Why?? How?? What in the world?
I won’t become a doctor.
One day you will be sick.
Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl
This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous).
if ur not boycotting urban outfitters after this i dont want to talk to you
if you’ve ever not been boycotting urban outfitters i don’t want to talk to you
|—||jenn satsune (via gingerfitz)|
We are gathered here today because SOMEBODY *glares at coffin* couldn’t stay alive.
did u guys see the deer with the ribbon
this one did u see it
did u see this