No’oanga

No’oanga

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Technique and Dimensions:

Calophyllum inophyllum wood (tamanu)

Location:

C.D.A.1106, Legato Cap.E.A.D'Albertis, 1932

Provenance:

Second half of 19th century

Seat reserved for leaders. Shaped in a single piece of tamanu, the tree whose wood has the advantage of not being subject to the process of rotting thanks to the resin that impregnates it. No'oanga had more symbolic than utilitarian value.
Atiu, Cook Islands