This is a Beautiful Papua New Guinea Wood Abelam Ancestor Statue by the Abelam people of Papua New Guinea. Abelam art follows traditional ideals, each man's pieces may be unique and are his creation and interpretation of Ablelam spiritual power.
All initiated men are expected to carve with the more experienced men supervising the work, or a man may pay a better carver to carve for him. The best carvers are recognized as being more spiritually powerful. Carvings are seen as temporary and are often discarded after use, as the carvers know they can always create more.
Some carvings are considered too powerful to keep after the ceremony is over and are carried away a safe distance from the village and left in the jungle. This would be a great addition to your collection or home. Late 20th-Century COMES ON A STAND Shows age and Natural Wear 27 Inches Tall 29 3/4 Inches Tall on Stand 7 Inches Wide 4 Inches Deep AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. WE CAN PROVIDE REFERENCES FOR ALL ARTIFACTS THAT WE SELL TOWARD THEIR AUTHENTICITY.
YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA. The item "Papua New Guinea Statue Wood Abelam Ancestor Statue" is in sale since Saturday, May 11, 2019.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.