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Thursday, September 25, 2008
An Soatau of Samoa
I recently acquired this 37 inch model of a Samoan soatau. The model came from Samoa in the 1920's and is carved from quite a heavy hardwood. It's almost identical to the Amatasi shown in this painting by Herb Kane from Hawaii, except for the absence of a fore and aft deck.