Flying Fish Carvings from Pitcairn Island

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Two carved flying fish, carved by descendants of the 1789 mutineers of the HMS Bounty, who settled on Pitcairn Island and sold carvings to tourists to support themselves.  Probably 1940-late 20th century.  The current population of Pitcairn Island, the world’s smallest democracy, is 50 souls.

 

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