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Solomon Islands TOC: links, books, diary entries, map

[kap kap pendant: white clam shell overlaid with dark filagree turtle shell: 14k]

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Figure 1: Solomon Islands kap kap pendant, photo courtesy of a private collection

Figure 2: Modern style cut-shell necklace made in Busu Village, Langa Langa Lagoon, Malaita Island

[heishe necklace of graduated handcut shell: 15k]

[staff head with red and yellow plaited weaving, small seated figure: 5k]

[Solomon Islands toto isu head hunting canoe prow figurehead holding bird: 16k]

Figure 3: Solomon Islands staff with figure, photo courtesy of Taylor A. Dale - Tribal Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

Figure 4: Nguzunguzu canoe prow figurehead holding a bird. Nguzunguzu have become a national symbol of the Solomon Islands.

Figure 5: Map of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville

[map of the Solomon Islands including Malaita, Gudalcanal, Gizo and Bougainville, PNG: 10k]



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Melanesian art TOC | Map of art areas of Melanesia
Papua New Guinea: Highlands: body art - Bundi tapa - jewelry/dancers | Karawari and Blackwater Rivers: masks - carvings - map | Massim: artifacts- Trobriand Kula - map | Kula canoe | New Britain: Baining - Sulka - Tolai dukduk | New Ireland: Malagan | Ramu River: masks - carvings - map | Sepik River: masks - carvings - villages - map | Papuan Gulf: masks - carvings - map - Gogodala - Kukukuku
other areas: Asmat | Solomon Islands: crafts - jewelry - map
art and craft:
barkcloth (tapa) | body art | cane and fiber figures | canoes and prows | jewelry/dancers | masks - Middle Sepik | phallocrypts | pottery - Chambri | shields | story boards | suspension hooks | weapons | yam masks - fiber | yam masks - wood

Indonesian art TOC | Dyak baby carriers and masks | furniture | Java folk art | Lombok baskets | Lombok lontar boxes | masks from Bali and Java | puppets

China: Bai textiles/art TOC | baby carriers | baby hats | woodblock prints

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Artifacts on this site were collected in the field by my husband, Ron Perry. I take the photographs, do the html, text and maps. Background in Who We Are. Art-Pacific has been on the WWW since 1996. We hope you enjoy our New Guinea tribal art and Indonesian folk art as much as we do. by Carolyn Leigh is licensed under Creative Commons CC BY-ND 4.0