A Nguzu Nguzu is a figurehead attached to the traditional Solomon Island war canoe. This one has an elongated snout and is depicted with a broad circle representing a “Kina” which was used as currency in the old days. Beneath the figurehead is a detailed carving of a fish. In its tail is a small head which traditionally is shown in the hands of the nguzu nguzu. The sculpture has been carved from heavy ironwood (casuarina equisetifolia) which has been stained black, and is decorated with braided raffia.

Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Personally collected Compadre Collection

24"L x 11"H x 2"D

CONTEMPORARY WALL HANGING – NGUZU NGUZU – SOLOMON ISLANDS

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$1,250.00Price

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