In a 1978 essay, Ortiz wrote: 'Polynesian art is for the Westerner like an escape, a quest for beauty and truth.' A wooden stool once in his collection, made for a Rurutu chief in the Austral Islands
, French Polynesia, sold for $386,500 at Sotheby's New York in 2008.
The [approximately equal to]270,000 inhabitants live on 67 islands distributed into 5 archipelagoes (Society, Marquesas, Tuamotu, Gambier, and Austral Islands
minutior records for 56 geographic areas (countries, island groups, major Caribbean islands, and US states), including several for which I found no previously published records: Austral Islands
, Barbados, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Honduras, Iles Eparses, Jamaica, Madagascar, and Mayotte (Tables 1 and 2).
Louisa Barnes Pratt, an American Mormon missionary, wrote in her journal of assisting in the creation of a quilt with the Rising Sun design that was intended for the "queen" of Tubuai (Austral Islands
"These locations are not projected to experience bleaching events annually until five or more years later than the median year of 2040, with one reef location in the Austral Islands
of French Polynesia protected from the onset of annual coral bleaching conditions until 2056," he stated.
Recent observations of fishing, the ethnohistoric literature, the archaeological fishing tool kit, marine environments adjacent to the site, and the fish bone assemblage were considered to understand fishing strategies on the makatea island of Rurutu, Austral Islands
, French Polynesia.
Objects displayed here representing its meaning include the 'enigmatic A' figure from the Austral Islands
and a feather god head from Hawaii.