By Hermione Waterfield. Bailers are used all over the world to scoop the water from the bottom of boats, but those in the Pacific are carved in wood. Objects for practical use, but nonetheless the Maori of New Zealand often decorated them lavishly. They were prized items for those who sailed with Captain Cook on […]
About Hermione Waterfield
Hermione Waterfield, former director of Christie’s, London, authority on tribal art who published (2006 and 2009) with J.C.H. King Provenance: Twelve Collectors of Ethnographic Art in England 1760-1990.