The grateful bird made a plea for her spirit Maselai who descended with the woman to his realm at the bottom of the lake. She gave birth to two eggs which she took back to her village to hatch beside the fire. One egg hatched a bird and the other a crocodile. The bird child she gave to the forest and the crocodile to the lake so there would be no more famine. From that time on when the lake flooded the crocodile sends fish and her forest child provides food for the village.Note the piece has an old repair at legs and beak of wapi bird. Pre post weight 1.7 kg. This is not always possible given the sizes and unique packing requirements for each unique piece. Can also insure package if required.
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The item "Fine Wapi Creation Myth Bird Totem, Black Water, PNG, Papua New Guinea, Oceanic" is in sale since Sunday, January 3, 2021. 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 to Australia, United States, Germany, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, France.