Râpe te rakau saro niu

Reference : 2092

Râpe te rakau saro niu

The tripod seat features an inverted Y-shaped front leg attached to the underside and a monoxyle rear leg.
Dimensions: 42.5 x 79 x 15 cm.
Period: 19th/20th century
Tikopia Island, Solomon Islands

– Acquired before 2005 by Michael Hamson in Australia.
– Ex private collection, France
– Galerie Meyer, Paris

This rare seat was used to grate coconut pulp.
A section of clam or pearl oyster was attached to the elongated head as an adze.
Unusual engraving all around the seat lends the chair an unusual elegance.
Because of its size (five square kilometers) and isolation, objects from Tikopia are extremely rare in public and private collections.
New York’s Metropolitan Museum preserves a rasp very similar to our own. (Inv.1979.206.1490)

Price: €9,500

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