Saturday, April 01, 2006

management perks

Only chiefs owned fans and fly whisks
Throughout Polynesia, fans and fly whisks belonged to none other than chiefs, and came to symbolize that lofty position. In Samoa, only chiefs of a certain rank -- "talking" chiefs -- owned fly whisks. Known for skill in oratory, a talking chief drove home key points with a flick of a fly whisk.

Display placard in the Chicago Field Museum

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