The art of Oceania

Oceania is a vast area of the Pacific Ocean that includes the island regions of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.

The cave paintings, rock carvings and archaeological sites record the skills and way of life of the region’s inhabitants, from the hunter-gatherers of prehistoric times to the Aboriginal people still living there.

Carvings and paintings, Kakadu

Kiribati armor
Making do with local materials, the I-Kiribati tailored armor from coconut fiber and wore porcupine-fish helmets.

Kiribati armor