This is a fabulous old Yellow Canoe Splash Board carved by the tribal people in the Calvados Chain, East Sepik, Papua New Guinea. The board is carved out of dense wood and the top of the splash board shows traditional abstract and geometric designs accentuated with red trade paint. Many people live along the coast thus the art they create is largely connected with boating. Canoe splash board carvings of this kind were traditionally mounted transverse to the hull. They represented one of the most important elements of the canoe for they were believed to provide special protection.This is a beautiful canoe splash board that shows wear and use by the weathered paint and extensive use. This would be a lovely addition to your home or collection. This splash board is heavy. These items were collected in the field 25 years ago. OLD CANOE SPLASH BOARD FROM THE TRIBAL PEOPLE OF THE CALVADOS ISLAND CHAIN, EAST SEPIK, PAPUA NEW GUINEA COMES ON STAND 22" tall 12" wide top 2 deep The splash board shows age, weathering, but is good condition. AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. WE CAN PROVIDE REFERENCES FOR ALL ARTIFACTS THAT WE SELL, AS WELL AS DOCUMENTATION TOWARD THEIR AUTHENTICITY.
YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT THE WORLD OF BACARA. The item "Papua New Guinea Canoe Splash Board Calvados Islands Carved Wood Canoe Board" is in sale since Monday, October 29, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.