She has now opened her house to an international group of galleries and dealers for the AOA Tribal Fair, and to anyone—from serious collectors to simply the curious—who wishes to revel in the remarkable craftsmanship, ingenuity, and beauty of the works on offer. Among these is a Maori wooden hand club, being shown by Tambaran. Like a study in contrasts, its smooth, unadorned paddle tapers into a short handle, which is then topped by an intricately carved knot composed of whorled and twisting forms. This little topping—the sole embellishment on an otherwise utilitarian-looking piece—grabs the eye and reads as a roiling ball of energy. So many of the works on view are full of such life and surprising turns of form that it’s no wonder they grabbed the attention of the modernists and helped shaped their vision for a brand new direction in art.