I start to sell my mostly ethnographic collection (per family request). This is a payback doll from Papua New Guinea Highlands, Mendi tribe. Shell eyes and teeth, real hair as beard and mustache.
Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Southern Highlands, Mendi Valley. Made from cloth wrapped around straw and mud. He wears a skirt and head cover made of hilum fabric, necklace and waistband composed of multiple strands of cowrie shells. His eyes and teeth are also made of cowrie shells. This type of figure is known as a "payback doll, " made to be an effigy of someone killed by an enemy.
The effigy served as a reminder to the family that they needed to take revenge. The item "SBK Mendi payback doll, Papua New Guinea Highlands, real hair a beard" is in sale since Thursday, July 23, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "oskajan" and is located in Carlsbad, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.