Journal articleAnecdotal theories about traditional uses of Polynesian woods in relation to social and religious practices were tested using comparative wood identification. The woods used to make 135 figure carvings from the Hawaiian archipelago were identified and compared with 23 figure carvings from elsewhere in Polynesia (especially Tahiti and the Marquesas)....
Rudall, Paula J. ; Cartwright, Caroline
BookIn 1868, Hoa Hakananai’a was ‘discovered’ on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Polynesia. Shipped to England on board HMS Topaze, it was presented by Queen Victoria to the British Museum. One of only ten statues known to have been carved in basalt, it fits the design canon of nearly 1,000 others,...
Van Tilburg, Jo Anne