To see more fine oceanic artefacts. Field collected, This is a wonderful Mythical Carved and Painted Wood Subut Bird is from the Iatmul Tribe, Yamok Village, Middle Sepik Region of Papua New Guinea.The men carve a Sabut bird from their creation story. Subut is the good Spirit in the Creation Story. In the Iatmul creation myths, a bird called Subut took a leading role by protecting a woman from being raped by a crocodile-man. The woman laid two eggs which the Subut helped tend. The eggs eventually hatched, one being a human and the other being an evil crocodile-man. Since Subut helped protect the woman and her eggs, the Iatmul people view Subut as a protector of women; and thus carvings of women in the Yamok village are surrounded by Subuts. Additionally, in Iatmul tradition it is believed that the women hold the secret knowledge of the people and that the men wield the power; therefore, Subut can also be seen to be a protector of sacred knowledge.
The Subut statue is carved entirely from wood and is hand-painted using traditional paints. Pre post weight 1,5 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 "Large Ancestor Creation Myth Sabut Bird, Iatmul, PNG, Papua New Guinea, Oceanic" is in sale since Saturday, July 18, 2020. 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.