To see more fine oceanic artefacts. This is a beautiful powerful rare and unique Carved Spirit Figure Totem from the Palembai Village, Middle Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea. This totem carving depicting a wapi spirit bird which has captured a crocodile in its mouth, riding on top a spirit fish with spirit female and eel also in its back. There are stunning clan paintings covering the piece in tribal ochres.
Carvers use more detail when they often refer directly or indirectly to ancestor or clan spirits and totems such as pig, cassowary, crocodile, eagle, or a water and bush bird. This is a wonderfully carved rare totem with beautiful detail. This is a museum quality piece and a stunning collectors item. Estimated age 1960 to 70's.Pre post weight 3.1 kg. This is not always possible given the sizes and unique packing requirements for each unique piece. Can also insure package if required. STANDS ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH ANY ITEM. Pictures make up part of the description.
The item "Stunning Powerful Old Spirit Totem, Palembai, PNG, Papua New Guinea, Oceanic" is in sale since Friday, October 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania".The seller is "bubble_artefacts" and is located in Wurtulla, QLD. This item can be shipped worldwide.