Model canoe

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
22467
Item name
Model canoe 
Category
Model/Game
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
Bauro language group 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Makira-Ulawa Province > Makira (San Cristobal) Island > Kirakira
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Collector
Miss Margaret West 
Acquisition date
July 01, 1977 
Acquisition method
Museum field work by Miss Margaret West 
Raw material
wood; shell, nautilis; nut paste
Dimensions
H: 90 mm W: 215 mm L: D: 57 mm Circum:

Description

Model canoe carved from wood with rectangular base; blackened. Mother-of-pearl shell inlay decorates the canoe with fish and rows of stylised frigate bird; a large bonito is carved inside the canoe; frigate birds with fish at the bow and stern. Registration number marked with pen and tag.

Research notes

This miniature canoe in the Santa Ana style, including at both prow and stern, frigate birds with fish. is focused on fishing, an activity of both practical and symbolical importance [Graham Baines].

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition ‘Solomon Islands: Re-enchantment and the Colonial Shadow’, a scholarly project curated by Diana Young in collaboration with research consultants Graham Baines, Annie Ross, Clive Moore and David Akin, August 2016 – June 2017.

Collected in 1977.

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