21 Trobrian Islands splash board with original prau. Date: Early 20th century.Origin: Trobrian IslandsSize: 31 1/2"x22"32" high The large splashboards enclose the ends of the canoe and are known as lagim. The asymmetrical design of the lagim provides a greater overhang on the outrigger giving protection from spray. The painted carvings signify prayers for safe voyages and protection from evil.
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