Canoe

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Registration number
24398
Item name
Canoe 
Category
Transport
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
Gogodala 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Western Province > Middle Fly District > Kini village
Map
Collector
Gogodala Cultural Centre 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1980 
Acquisition method
by Gogodala Cultural Centre 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Research notes

Displayed on an elevated platform during the initiation ritual, whereby the young male novices stand within the canoe which is the primary totem of the clan, and is devoured by the totem and given rebirth into the clan as a man. Kalobali clan pattern of Tabama clan, Paiya moiety. One of a series of articles bought from museum display no. 16. Copyright reserved.

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