Micronesian Palauan Bai 1951 Large Storyboard by Baules
This large Micronesian carved storyboard depicting a Palauan Bai is signed by the artist Baules on the front upper right corner and the back is dated December 1951 - Airai - Palau Island. a fairly large example standing just over 24" tall x 14 1/2" and 1" thick. There is some minor loss along the center of the uppermost edge of the carved framework and two thin vertical cracks and the storyboard's base where the wood has a slight curl at the center. There is also some loss to the lime inlay as is common on these pieces, especially older examples and some minor light rubs to the paint in the carved framework. A magnificent example!