NaPo April 6

The Ceremonial Building of a Waga

According to Malinowski, the waga is the name given to the great sea-going canoe of the Trobriand Islanders, which was used at the beginning of the twentieth century to conduct the Kula exchange. This ritualized exchange is a staple in the study of anthropology, and is fundamental to the development of any number of theoretical concepts.

More about the Trobrianders, as described by Bronislaw Malinowski, here.


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