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Museum of Anthropology, College of Arts and Science, University of Missouri-Columbia

Museum of Anthropology
100 Swallow Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-1440

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Oceania - Ethnographic Collection

The ethnographic collection includes a small sampling of materials representing Oceanic cultures. Included are Australian Aborigine clubs, spears, boomerangs, and other hunting equipment and weaponry; decorated Maori clubs; stone implements from Guam; carved wooden figures and instruments from New Guinea; and a collection of several dozen tapa cloths and woven palm-fiber items from Samoa.

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Related Links

Siapo: Tapa Cloth of the Samoan Islands in the Minigalleries

Museum Collection Databases


Maori Club
New Zealand Maori Club
early 20th century

Lime Spatula
Trobriand Islands Lime Spatula
ca. 1970