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Artist: UnknownAncestral Being; Artist: Larrtjanga Ganambarr

Solomon Islands Malaita Flying figure
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Solomon Islands Malaita Flying figure

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This figure is known as Aburu. Aburu lives in the caves in a hill far away from the villages. He can only occassionally visit the villagers  when he can fly using his wings.  As he gets closer to the village he conceals his wings.  He looks for children who are unsupervised and kidnaps them by grabbing their shoulders and flying back to the hills.  This is how Aburu killed the people of the past.

Heights 55cm Width 14cm

Collected 1950s

Last Updated: Sunday, 18 February 2018 18:13