Tiki Marquesas art - 10.5" (approx)
Handmade sculpture from the island of Ua Pou of the Marquesas Islands.
Each piece is unique. (RM-1)
Decorative oar (paddle) carved by a Marquesan artist in three different woods, tou (Oceania walnut), miro (Oceania rosewood) and mahogany, which are three of the noble woods highly prized by Marquesan sculptors.
The Marquesas Islands
The Marquesas Islands are located in the north of the South Pacific about 1400 km of Tahiti. They form the Marquesas archipelago which is one of the five archipelagos of French Polynesia. Craftsmanship occupies an essential place there and Marquis sculptors are recognised among the best of Oceania and the world. Their preferred materials are wood, stone and bone. To make their wood sculptures, they mainly use noble woods such as the miro (rosewood of Oceania) or the Tou (walnut of Oceania).
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