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Do kula canoes of the Massim region of Papua New Guinea have a bow, a stern, and prowboards?
Harry Beran, independent researcher hberan@btinternet.com Two types of outrigger canoes are used in the kula. This exchange system of shell valuables in the Massim region (Milne Bay Province) of Papua New Guinea is described by Bronislaw Malinowski in Argonauts of the Western Pacific (1932) and by Leach and Leach in The Kula (1983). Western writers…