charms are fixed and hung on to the stem to secure quiet seas and a favourable result to expeditions. Canoes of importance in these islands also have names, and festivities follow their
completion; one made at Olevuga was named Biku, after a relation of the owner; it would carry thirty paddlers and
- In the woodcut above not only are the head, which, represents that taken when the canoe was first used, and the hanging board, which swings above the waves with a soothing motion, full of mana, but the bamboo tubes above wound round with red braid are stuffed with tindalo relics and leaves for protection and success.
a rest for spears forming part of a rib-piece cut out of a slab of wood and used to stiffen a canoe amidships. The figures represent a crocodile and a dog above, two men and two cockatoos below. To this rib-piece the cleats on the planks are seen to be lashed.