Edward Salle

Edward Salle

Country/Region: Papua New Guinea

Village: Lava Village, Tatau, Tabar Islands

Edward Salle is acknowledged by his peers as the greatest living malagan carver. He was born into the heart of Malagan culture in Lava Village on Tatau Island, part of the Tabar Islands of New Ireland, in 1932. after attending the village school for three years, Edward spent several years in commerce, first as a student, then as a copra (a commodity that consists of the outer husk of a coconut) buyer, and later as a storekeeper.

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