Overall: 58.7 x 81.9 cm (23 1/8 x 32 1/4 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Klejman 1966.130
Trobriand Islanders often travel great distances by canoe to exchange ceremonial objects. Elaborately carved splashboards offered spiritual protection to the voyagers. Stylized frigate birds ornament this example.
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