Illustration principale
Knife, Kanak
New Caledonia, Melanesia, 19th century

Mother-of-pearl, flying fox hair
Height : 16,4 cm

Provenance : Collection Berend Hoekstra, Brussels

Publication : "KunstKammer"
(M. Doustar, 2017), n°55
A similar knife, attached with a twine of flying fox hair and used to peel the yam, was presented in the Kanak exhibition "l 'art est une parole" at the Musée du Quai Branly in 2013-2014 (cat.n°100, page 168).
Price : 3.500 euros