Bearing old brown ink collection label Native ??? Club / from Solomon Islands / Rev C Bice 22/6 / RARE. That label over a lighter spot indicating an earlier label's presence. 40" length, carved of canoe form with swelled butt pierced with a plant fiber wrist thong. The sides with eight serrated pierced lugs (one chipped). Black and red painted details. Opened linear shrink crack and the tip blunted. Good dark patina. The contrast with the removed label suggests at least 50-100 years at the time the 1922 label was applied. Rare at the time as Rev. Bice notes. One of just three such examples which we have offered in over 50 years.
Stock Number: FNS1628

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