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Canoe prow ornament

Figureheads of this general type were tied to the prow just above the waterline of large voyaging canoes used for trading and raiding in the western islands of Solomon Islands...

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Canoe figurehead

Protective figureheads of this type, of polished hardwood with pearlshell inlay, have been popular in the Solomon Islands export market since about 1970. Carvers reproduce the figureheads from western...

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Club

Solomon Islands tapering paddle club. Nggela Islands (formerly Florida Islands) tapering paddle clubs show close similarities to the geographically separate pakipaki clubs of Tonga. They are carved with a thin...

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Club

Solomon Islands tapering paddle club, mid-19th century. Nggela Islands (formerly Florida Islands) tapering paddle clubs show close similarities to the geographically separate pakipaki clubs of Tonga. They are carved with...

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Club

Solomon Islands tapering paddle club with a longitudinal ridge. Nggela Islands (formerly Florida Islands) tapering paddle clubs show close similarities to the geographically separate pakipaki clubs of Tonga. They...

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Club

Solomon Islands tapering paddle club, dovetail pommel. Nggela Islands (formerly Florida Islands) tapering paddle clubs show close similarities to the geographically separate pakipaki clubs of Tonga. They are carved with...

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Head ornament

This shell disk is probably from an ornament with turtleshell overlay, either a dala head ornament from the Solomons or a tema chest pendant from Santa Cruz....

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Comb

The Sa’a name for this comb is arapa reoreo or pearly comb. The comb’s body is decorated with pearl nautilus shell which is set into a black putty (saia). ...

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Staff

Staffs and walking sticks of this general type, with carving and inlay, are characteristic of Solomon Islands, made for local use and export....

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