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New Georgia Island
Carved and blackened wood with nautilus pearl shell inlay
Size : 32 cm long, 12 cm wide, 15 cm deep – 12½ ins long, 4¾ ins wide, 6 ins deep
In the western region of the Solomon Islands especially on New Georgia Island canoes were used for headhunting expeditions and bonito fishing. They were carefully made, and beautifully shaped and often decorated with shell inlaid hulls. However, even by 1910 these canoes and their guardian figure heads had become rare as the Field Diaries of A.B.Lewis show. On Friday Dec' 16th 1910 his entry read 'Not many things to be gotten in Solomon's at present and prices for these very high, even when the natives can be induced to part with them'.
|Height||32.00 cm||(12.60 inches)|
|Width||12.00 cm||(4.72 inches)|
|Depth||15.00 cm||(5.91 inches)|