This is a Fabulous Painted Red, Green and Blue Dance Wand with a Carved Yellow Spotted Lizard and a Carved Brown Fish from the Tolai Tribal People of East new Britain. Painted wooden wands such as this are carried by the Tolai people during dances and ceremonial performances. The dance wands form one part of the Tolai ceremonial paraphernalia that is collectively known as Pokopoko.
When in use the wands are given the name Bair and are carried one in each in each hand by male performers. Most Bair have serrated edges and sometimes attached feathers or raffia. They are and only called Bair when in use. When not in use the Bair inside are kept inside a sacred house.
This Tolai Dance Stick is a wonderful part of the Oceanic culture and would compliment your collection or home. Mid-20th Century COMES ON A STAND This dance wand shows some age, broken tip, chips and loss of paint, but is in good condition. 37" Tall on Stand Wand 35" tall 4" wide 1/2" deep AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. WE CAN PROVIDE REFERENCES FOR ALL ARTIFACTS THAT WE SELL, AS WELL AS DOCUMENTATION TOWARD THEIR AUTHENTICITY. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA.
The item "Papua New Guinea Tolai Dance Wand New Britain Wood Dance Performance Wand" is in sale since Saturday, March 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas.
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