Movie: Wasekaseka, whale teeth necklace

Peter Waqatairewa talks about Wasekaseka, a whale tooth necklace.

© Australian Museum and Peter Waqatairewa
Finton Mahony
Peter Waqatairewa


This is the wasekaseka. I don’t see this one in Fiji any more. This is the wasekaseka, the tabua.

And I think that it has been lost from Fiji. They’re made from the teeth of the sperm whale, which is Fiji’s most valuable artefact, the tabua.

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