The art of Oceania

Oceania is a vast area of the Pacific Ocean that includes the island regions of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.

Kiribati armor
Making do with local materials, the I-Kiribati tailored armor from coconut fiber and wore porcupine-fish helmets.

Kiribati armor

Oceania feather cape
Hawaiian nobility donned these “red garments” in ceremonies and battle and later gave them to Europeans as gifts.

Feather cape