This text presents a comprehensive study of the Hawaiian sculptural tradition. The book documents most known extant indigenous carvings of the human figure and identifies their locations in public and private collections.The illustrations illuminate the wooden sculpture of artists whose names are unknown. This revised edition includes pieces discovered since the first edition.
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