This wonderful Papua New Guinea Yam Digging Sticks from the Abelam Tribe of the Prince Alexander Mountains. In the Abelem tribe women represent fertility in the gender dichotomy of the Abelam, and are responsible for the planting and harvesting of the Yams for the tribe. The Abelam female primordial spirit who first created yams, together with the ngwalndu, powerful ancestral spirts who founded individual clans, Matboitagwa assists males in the early stages of initiation in the growth of their long yams. As for harvesting, it is spears called kirku which are used to dig the tubers from the earth.This yam Harvesting Spear would be a wonderful addition to you home and collection. Show age and Natural Wear. 45 Inches Tall 48 Inches Tall on Stand 4 Inches Wide 1 1/4 Inches 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 Yam Digging Sticks Abelam Tribe Prince Alexander Mountains" is in sale since Monday, April 1, 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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