Kaidebu (Dance Paddle)19th century - 20th century
33 3/4 in. x 12 1/4 in. x 1 in. (85.73 cm x 31.12 cm x 2.54 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- Massim Area - Describes the culture and style of the inhabitants of the Massim area. Men of the Massim tend to focus on decorating betel-chewing equipment, wooden bowls, stirring spoons, canoe paddles, dance shields, and combs with designs. Women focus on making pottery, banana and coconut leaf skirts, and woven pandanus leaf mats.
- Melanesian - Describes the culture and style of the inhabitants of the Melanesian Islands. Melanesians are well known for creating sculptures utilizing a vast range of media, their traditional communal architecture, and body arts.
- Oceanic - Cultures and styles of various regions in Oceania, comprising islands scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean (generally excluding Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines), but including Australia.
- paddles - Relatively short, slender shafts,usually having with a handle at one end and a flat round-tipped blade at the other, used by people pushing the device through water in a vertical manner in order to propel small boats; may be double-ended; for longer but similar devices with flat-tipped blades, use "oars."
- Papua New Guinea
- Trobriand Island
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
- Joshua Bell and Harry Beran. Shadows of New Guinea: Art from the Great oceania island in the Barbier-Mueller Collection (Geneva: Somogy Editions D'Art, 2007), 180-181. Figure Number: Illus. 3, Cat. 92
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