Whilst ‘splash boards’, also known as ‘lagim’, are sometimes offered in the art trade, you almost never get to see the canoe prow, for which they were made, even in museums.
This piece is a compact prow of a Kula canoe for the high seas, from the Massim region in south-east Papua New Guinea. You can clearly see the sockets, in which the ‘lagim’ and ‘stern board’ were secured. This piece is made of heavy wood, patinated by salt water, and in a good condition. The custom-made steel stand comes with it. As this piece and the heavy steel base need to be shipped separately, the shipping costs are very high, particularly for countries outside of Europe. I would therefore recommend that you collect it from Dortmund. Approximate shipping costs:
D - €70, B, NL, F, A, I - €140, E, GB, P - €160, CH - €230.
- Nombre total d’articles
- Astuce d'un canoë hauturier pour le commerce culinaire
- Nom de l’objet indigène
- Kula Kanu
- Ethnie / culture
- Îles Trobriand, Papouasie-Nouvelle Guinée
- Première moitié du XXe siècle
- Bon état
- Vendu avec support
- 30×30×135 cm
- 16 kg