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Fishing Float

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Native Name:
Uwo
Object Number:
67-5-64G
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Gupuna
Solomon Islands
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Stone
Peel
Iconography:
Bird
Description:
Floats with carved flags for catching flying fish with a gorge. These carved floats are kept in sacred canoe houses for use of men there. Carved by Taasi of Gupuna."Mweo" a species of sea bird (with magafe another of the important species that follow schools of tuna and bonito);
Length:
97cm
Credit Line:
William Kohler Collection, collected by William H. Davenport

Bibliography:

[Article] Davenport, William H. 1968. "Sculpture of the Eastern Solomons". Expedition. 10 (2): 4-25. : Page/Fig./Plate: Back cover
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