The mens ceremonial house, in which initiation and other rites took place, these sacred objects, collectively called gra or garra, were kept. The Bahinemo hook images served as hunting helpers, with their supernatural powers assisting in the capture of game. They also played a role in male initiation ceremonies, in which they were carried by initiated men during dances. They are part of the Sepik hook-shaped figure tradition that exists along the different regions of the Sepik River. They are rare and elegant and would be marvelous addition to your home or collection.
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The item "Papua New Guinea Middle Sepik Cult Hook Water Spirit Figure" is in sale since Monday, September 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.