TAHITI TRIBAL ART
Continue south-eastward down the island chain to the Austral group, we come to an abundance of examples of decorative art, but find only five surviving figures of character to tell of the sense of dynamism and sculptural volume that found expression on the island of Raivavae. The two examples of sculptural design below highlight two characteristic details that are regularly incorporated into Austral decorative patterns, namely an evenly curved low collar and two sharp-pointed breasts projecting below it.
Early tribal art, Marquesas Islands.
Early Marquesas Image.