1930s or earlier
This magnificent fretwork of semi fossilised Tridacna shell plaque Known as “Barava” is composed of three rows of human figures with bent knees, linked hands and over large ears .
The base has three large rings cut out , symbol of the clan . Restoration has been done to reconstruct this Barava in it’s original frame from 4 pieces apart.
These plaques were considered as Land title deeds . They were kept by the natives of Western Solomon in their Tambu houses with the human trophy heads .
This is a national icon in the Solomon islands .
Large dimensions for this Corpus : 37 X 24 X 3 cm.
French Private collection.
Stand not included.
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