This is a beautiful Yena Yam Harvest Cult figure carved by the Kwoma tribal people of the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea. This Yena figure is carved out of wood with earth pigments of red white and ash. This culture share a unique art tradition associated with a religious cult centered on the cultivation of yams. A sequence of three rituals, called "yena, " "minja, " and "nokwi, " each involving a different type of figure, is performed in honor of the yam harvest. Carved wooden heads such as this one are created for yena, the first of these harvest rituals.
This is an amazing piece of Papua New Guinea Art that would be fabulous in your collection. COMES ON A STAND Shows age and Natural Wear 27 Inches Tall 6.5 Inches Wide 4 3/4 Inches Deep AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA. The item "Papua New Guinea Yena Yam Spirit Wood Figure" is in sale since Saturday, November 23, 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.