Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0391.HMC
Title:
Canoe Water Shovels
Place:
Trobriand Group, Kumwegeia Village, Papua New Guinea
Description:
Two wooden scoops with handles rest on a series of wooden branches lined up and joined together with fiber to form a structure.

Roughly made wood bailing tools rest on a bamboo ramp alongside the water's edge in the village of Kumwegeia on Kitawa Island. In the background and close—by, stilts of a house typical of housing in many villages on the various islands of the Trobriand group.
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