SEPIK RIVER PAPUA NEW GUINEA CARVED PAINTED FEMALE ANCESTOR FIGURE 15.5 INCH. This is 4 of 5 ancestor figures. Exceptional large example from a men's house in a small hamlet near Mindimbit.
Made of wood, Casuaris feathers, Cowry shells and bush fibers. Dating back to 1970's. Carved wood male and female Ancestor Spirit Figures from the Sepik River Valley, Papua New Guinea.Male and female figures of ancestor spirits are made and used by cultures such as the Iatmul and the Sawos, who live in the Middle Sepik River region of New Guinea. The figures usually represent significant deceased family members, although among the Sawos they also represent supernatural spirits known as waken or wan. Height; Width: 4.5 in. The item "SEPIK RIVER PAPUA NEW GUINEA CARVED PAINTED FEMALE ANCESTOR FIGURE 15.5 INCH" is in sale since Monday, July 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "tracker57" and is located in Highland Mills, New York.
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