Decorated laplap Knife

Title

Decorated laplap Knife

Description

A Torres Island laplap knife made of a thin dark wood. The handle has been decorated with geometric patterns and painted white and brown.

Publisher

SJBS

Format

L: 0.37 W: 0.04
Wood, Paint

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Vanuatu, Torres Islands

Abstract

By the end of the 19th century, wooden knives were mostly replaced with metal brought over by Europeans. These knives are most likely from the Torres Islands where they still use long and thin light wooden knives decorated with geometric patterns

Files

L-TMM-0004.JPG

Citation

“Decorated laplap Knife,” Joseph Banks Centre, accessed January 21, 2022, https://hsjbs.omeka.net/items/show/54.

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