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Yatula (canoe bailer) from Kiriwina, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea

Date: 1970s
Dimensions:
Overall: 110 x 484 mm, 1.5 kg
Medium: Wood
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Bailer
Object No: 00008555
Place Manufactured:Kiriwina Island

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    Description
    A yatula, or canoe bailer, from Kiriwina, Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea.
    A hollowed out piece of wood in the shape of a scoop with a carved handle inside the bailer. The top of the bailer is carved with a decorative pattern and has shaped edges.
    SignificanceThe Trobriand Islanders have one of the most sophisticated and resilient maritime cultures in the Pacific region and Trobriand Islander artefacts have appeared many times throughout the Torres Strait Islands.
    HistoryCarved wooden canoe bailer from Kiriwina Island in the Trobiand Islands. Wooden bailers such has this have largery been superceded by plastic drink containers. The Trobriand Islanders have one of the most sophisticated and resilient maritime cultures in the Pacific region. Trobriand Islander artefacts have appeared many times throughout the Torres Strait Islands.

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