PAPUA NEW GUINEA

TRIBAL ART 1

         

New Guinea tribesman in traditional attire.

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               Ancestor Spirit.                                                       Papua New Guinea Mask.

"GRA" Cult Hook. The face of the spirit (masalai) "gra". The power of the spirit is held between the hooks. The hooks are used during the initiation ceremonies - Hunstein Ranges, Gahom, Wagu, April River, Upper Sepik, Papua New Guinea.

 

Antique Print - Canoe in New Guinea, 1870.

Antique Print - Canoes in New Guinea, 1870.

Drum.

Mask.

Lower Sepik River
ancestor figure.

Rare Siassi Island bowl.

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 Jane Resture
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