vor 1900

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According to the collector, this wooden dagger with a shark's tooth blade was “used by jealous women […] to slice open the cheeks of their female enemies”. It is questionable if this is really true or rather an exotic myth drawn from colonial stereotypes in circulation at the time concerning the supposed violence of the Nauru people.

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