This unique Old 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 Suburb 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 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. A fabulous Subut Bird Statue will be a wonderful addition to your home or your collection. SHOWS SOME AGE 32 3/4 Inches Tall 2.5 Inches Wide 10 Inches Deep AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT THE WORLD OF BACARA.The item "Papua New Guinea Bird Wood Statue Sabut Myth Bird" is in sale since Sunday, August 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.