This is a wonderful 30 year old hand carved and painted wood Decorative Clan board from the April River Region of Papua New Guinea. Ceremonial Boards are striking, boldly colored boards and are never taken into battle, but are displayed prominently inside the dwelling to ward off spirits from enemy villages.
The designs derive from clan signs and bush and animal spirits. Men sleep under them in the forest to ward of harmful bush spirits. This board is One of Kind and so represents the craftsmanship and talent handed down through generations.
These clan symbols tell what tribe dwells in the area. This would be beautiful on your wall at home as well as being a great addition to your collection. Late 20th-Century Shows age and Natural Wear. Museum Quality 48 Inches Tall 16.5 Inches Wide Top 7 1/4 Inches Wide Bottom 1 Inch Deep AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA.This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.