Hand carved and painted with natural colours only. Huge Shells are used for mens eyes, also eyes are is decorated with cowrie shells. Paints are applied throughout the country with the fingers, chewed or frayed ends of plant stems, or with feathers. Sources of the various colours are: lime for white, charcoal for black, soapstone for grey, ochres for yellow and brown, and plants.Any artifact from Papua New Guinea, whether it be a bone dagger or an intricately carved spirit figure, still fairly accurately. Symbolizes a living part of the cultural background from which it originates. Height: 69 cm (27,2 inches).
Width: 29 cm (11,5 inches). This Mask is a part of our collection of Papua New Guinea Art, acquired by collector. In Papua New Guinea in the 1960s.
The item "Tribal Ancestor Mask, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea" is in sale since Sunday, January 31, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "ashantegirl" and is located in Bratislava. This item can be shipped worldwide.