Primitive Fine Carved Sawos Spirit Figure, Sawos, PNG, Papua New Guinea, Oceanic
To see more fine oceanic artefacts. This is a raw, primitive, rare, very old, female spirit figure from the Sawos people in the East Sepik province. Still displaying an old tribal symbol on the belly of the piece. Some old borer holes on the back showcasing the pieces early origins and is possibly stoned carved. Sawos sculpture is very similar to Iatmul sculpture. The Sawos have a close relationship with the Iatmul and share many cultural aspects. The Sawos live just north of the Iatmul in the grasslands away from the Sepiks floodplain. The Sawos are among the most skillfully carved examples of primitive art.
This is a stunning collectors piece. Pre post weight 0.850 kg.
This is not always possible given the sizes and unique packing requirements for each unique piece. Can also insure package if required. STANDS ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH ANY ITEM. Pictures make up part of the description. The item "Primitive Fine Carved Sawos Spirit Figure, Sawos, PNG, Papua New Guinea, Oceanic" is in sale since Saturday, September 28, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bubble_artefacts" and is located in Wurtulla, QLD.
This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Originating Region: Papua New Guinea
- Material: Wood
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Provenance: Sawos
- Product Type: Carvings