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Sculptures, utensils and vessels, painted or decorated with inlaid shell or stone.

  Oars   
 

The blade of the oar is usually smooth, and the upper shaft and top are usually carved.

 


  Masks   
 

Human faces often with red pigment, and with inlaid shell eyes. Some have human hair, textile, and feather elements.

 
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