Listed here is a large wooden worship board from a ceremonial box. The carved drawings include totemic animals and plants. These boards are found on the inner flanks of the houses of the spirits, sometimes on the pediment.
They are often similar to war shields and are supposed to protect the tribe against potential enemies. Wood, vegetable fibers and natural pigments. This beautiful piece of indigenous art from New Guinea features irregular circles and spirals painted in natural earth pigments on Sago bark. Painted with bold colors and pattern, this piece is a fantastic example of the decorative craft of the people of the Sepik River. Two pieces of bark are joined together with cane thongs to create a large panel rich with texture and volume.
This piece is an ideal addition to any rustic or avant garde home. On the island of New Guinea. The majority of the river flows through the Papua New Guinea. The tribes living along the river produce magnificent wood carvings, clay pottery and other art and craft within the broader traditions of New Guinea art.
Size: 25" x 39" x 2. SOUND ARTISTIC UNDERSTANDING AND CULTURE-HISTORICAL INSIGHT, COMBINED WITH THOROUGH FAMILIARITY WITH THE MARKET AND CONTEMPORARY TRENDS, PROVIDES alphabetcityart WITH THE PROFESSIONAL BALLAST NEEDED FOR THE EXPERT VALUATION AND SALES OF FINE ART.
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