Wooden laplap Knife

Title

Wooden laplap Knife

Description

A Torres Island laplap knife made of a thin light wood. The handle has carved decoration around the edge

Publisher

SJBS

Format

L: 0.52 W: 0.03
Wood

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Torres Islands, Vanuatu

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-0005.JPG

Citation

“Wooden laplap Knife,” Joseph Banks Centre, accessed January 21, 2022, https://hsjbs.omeka.net/items/show/55.

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