The carver chose to honor an elder in his village who had passed away. It is easy to see so many thoughts and feelings in his face.
This is a finely detailed carving of a Solomon Island man with typical Melanesian features. The head is oversized and the eyes have shell inlay. It is carved from Solomon Islands kerosene wood (cordia subcordata).
Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands
Personally collected Compadre Voyage
15.5"H x 7"W x 5.5"D