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Single Yua Wenga Clamshell Currency from Papua New Guinea on Custom Black Stand
Single Yua Wenga Clamshell Currency from Papua ...
20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Tribal Art
Metal
Single Yua Wenga shell currency from Papua New Guinea. Yua (Money) Wenga (Clam Rings) are clamshell rings cut with bamboo from giant clamshells. These rings are still being cut and u...
19th Century Tribal Papua New Guinea Stone Celt 'Currency Axe'
19th Century Tribal Papua New Guinea Stone Celt...
Antique 19th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Tribal Art
Veins of taupe run and scatter down the length of the dark green, striated face of this beautiful currency stone. With its subtle color transitions and multitude of organic details, ...
Finely Carved Markham Valley Spoon, Papua New Guinea
Finely Carved Markham Valley Spoon, Papua New G...
Antique Late 19th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Wood
A turn of the century "Ompi" featuring a totemic ancestor's face, Markham Valley, Morobe Province. Signs of wear and old lime deposits, soft worn patina. Ex UK collection 10 cm.  
Finely Carved Boiken Bowl, Coastal Prince Alexander Mountains, Papua New Guinea
Finely Carved Boiken Bowl, Coastal Prince Alexa...
Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Wood
Boiken bowl, shallow circular form, the underside carved in shallow relief with a star design, stylised motifs within its border leading the two handles with notched edge and two lo...
Mendi Shield painted shield Papua New Guinea
Mendi Shield painted shield Papua New Guinea
Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Wood
A Mendi war or dance shield with painted figure Mendi Valley, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea With painted figure which is thought to represent a ancestor Oval shaped medium we...
Set of Three YUA Rings
Set of Three YUA Rings
Late 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Shell
Set of three YUA rings, Papua New Guinea made of Tridacna Gigas shell used as an exchange object or bridal money Measures: 25 cm high/18 cm diameter 23 cm high/19 cm diameter 30...
Mid-20th Century Tapa Cloth, Papua New Guinea
Mid-20th Century Tapa Cloth, Papua New Guinea
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Late 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Tribal Art
Natural Fiber
Offered by Zena Kruzick Mid-20th century Tapa cloth, Papua New Guinea This graphic piece of tapa cloth was hand-painted with a natural dye with designs typical of Oro Province in...
Mid-20th Century Tami Islands Papua New Guinea Tribal Wooden Feast Bowl
Mid-20th Century Tami Islands Papua New Guinea ...
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Mid-20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Kaolin, Wood
Offered by Callie Morgan Oakes mid-20th century Tami Islands Papua new guinea wooden feast bowl Of classic form, each end carved with raised and incised imagery depicting stylize...
Papua New Guinea Stone Axe Mounted on a Custom Base
Papua New Guinea Stone Axe Mounted on a Custom ...
Late 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal More Folk Art
Stone, Metal
Stone axehead from Papua New Guinea mounted on a custom black steel base.
20th Century Feathered Bamboo Comb, Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea
20th Century Feathered Bamboo Comb, Huon Gulf, ...
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Late 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Tribal Art
Bamboo, Feathers
Offered by Zena Kruzick 20th century feathered bamboo comb, Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea A graceful feather tops this head comb, which was worn as adornment in Papua New Guinea. ...
Oceanic Tribal Art Old Ambelam Yam Mask Papua, New Guinea
Oceanic Tribal Art Old Ambelam Yam Mask Papua, ...
Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Wood
A very finely old plaited or woven Abelam Yam festival mask The oval mask with rounded yes and slender nose with painted pigments Orchid vine fiber Measures: Height 29 cm, 11, 1/2...
Pair of Handcrafted War Shields from Papua New Guinea on Custom Stands
Pair of Handcrafted War Shields from Papua New ...
20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Tribal Art
Iron, Wood
A pair of Papua New Guinea Mendi wooden war shields on custom stands from the mid-20th century. This pair of war shields originate from the Mendi region, within the Southern Highland...
Mid-20th Century Black Tribal Cassowary Feather...
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Mid-20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Tribal Art
Feathers
Offered by Zena Kruzick Mid-20th century Cassowary feather headdress, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea This cassowary feather headdress is placed on a black metal frog, which ...
Beautiful Early 20th Century Suspension Hook, S...
Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Wood
Beautiful early 20th century suspension hook, Sawos people.
Expressive Papua New Guinea Stopper, Ex John Fr...
Antique Late 19th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Wood
A very old and beautifully encrusted stopper. This intriguing and expressive Middle Sepik area stopper comes from the John Friede Collection. Featuring a stylized anthropomorphic fac...
Mid-20th Century Large Tribal Wood Food Bowl, P...
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Mid-20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Tribal Art
Hardwood
Offered by Zena Kruzick Mid-20th century large tribal wood food bowl, Tami Island, Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea. Tami Islanders created intricately carved hardwood bowls, which fo...
Pair of Oceanic War Shields on Stands from Papu...
20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Tribal Art
Iron, Wood
A pair of Papua New Guinea wooden shields on custom stands from the mid 20th century. These oceanic war shields were not only created for protecting oneself for tribal warfare, but a...
Hand-Carved Wood Boat Prow on Iron Stand from P...
20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Iron, Wood
A carved wood crocodile head boat prow from Papua New Guinea. This mid-20th century Papua New Guinean boat prow has been carved out of wood and features the head of a crocodile. This...
Early to Mid-20th Century Mounted Tribal Bamboo...
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Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Other Tribal Art
Kaolin, Bamboo
Offered by Callie Morgan Oakes Early to mid-20th Century mounted bamboo Comb Papua New Guinea Beautifully incised comb from the Huon Peninsula area in Morobe Province, Papua New...
Set of Three Wooden War Shields on Stands from ...
20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Tribal Art
Metal
A collection of three Papua New Guinea wooden war shields on custom stands from the mid-20th century. These oceanic war shields were not only created for protecting oneself for triba...
Hand-Carved Wooden War Shield from Ambunti Moun...
20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Mounted Objects
Iron, Wood
A carved wood war shield from the Ambunti mountain region, along the upper Sepik river in Papua New Guinea. This hand-carved war shield, and others similar, were commonly used throug...
Oceanic Fine Old Ambelam Yam Mask
Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Wood
A very finely woven Early Abelam Yam mask Yam festival mask of woven orchid vine fiber with and painted pigments Measures: Height 40 cm, 16 inches Sepik River Papua New Guinea Ea...
Papua New Guinea XIX Tribal Art Pigment Anchor ...
Antique 1890s Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Wood, Paint
Papua New Guinea late 19th century tribal art hand-carved wood pigment anchor with figure head on both sides.
Oceanic Ambelam Figure Papua New Guinea
Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Wood
A fine Ambelam figure Mapric river Papua new Guinea Carved wood with yellow, red, white and black paint, carved schematically, 95 cm high, Provenance: Ex collection of Mrs Douglas...
Oceanic Sepik Shell Ornament Papua New Guniea
Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Shell
Oceanic tribal art Fine old Sepik river carved shell nose ornament Carved in a pleasing swirling design to emulate a pigs tusks Sepik river Papua New Guinea Mother-of-pe...
Vintage Carved and Painted Wood Splash Board fr...
20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Mounted Objects
Wood
A vintage carved and painted wood splash board from Papua, New Guinea. This decorative carved wood splash board (also commonly referred to as a wave splitter) from Papua, New Guinea ...
Vintage Wood Splash Board from Papua New Guinea...
20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Abstract Sculptures
Metal
A vintage carved wood splash board from Papua New Guinea. This decorative carved wood splash board (also commonly referred to as a wave splitter) from Papua, New Guinea is from the M...
Great Pal Yua Money Ring from Papua New Guinea
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Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Tribal Art
Shell
Made from the shell of the Giant Mussel (Tridacna gigas). Used by the Abbekam people as money and jewelry. Featuring a small, oval fibre braid with Nassa snails. Papua New Guinea fro...
Tribal Occiput Ornament from Papua New Guinea
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Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Tribal Art
Wicker
Sturdy ring with red curling, disc-shaped dancing jewelery made of Lygodium stripes, partly perforated and dyed with lime and red and yellow ocher. Very good condition. The jewelry w...
Lower Sepik Mask, Papua New Guinea
20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
Ancestor mask, 1920s. Ex German collection then Loed and Mia van Bussel from Amsterdam, who pioneered collecting of New Guinea art and assembled one of the world’s top collections. ...
Pair of Decorative Painted Wood Splash Boards o...
20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Metal
These decorative painted red and dark grey or black carved wood splash boards on stands from Papua, New Guinea are from the Milne Bay region, Iwa & Gawa Islands. These boards are ...
Pair of Carved New Guinean Wood Catfish Head Bo...
20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Animal Sculptures
Iron, Wood
A pair of carved wood catfish head boat prows from Papua New Guinea. This pair of mid-20th century Papua New Guinean boat prows has been carved out of wood and features the head of a...
Ornaments in Shell, Papua New Guinea
20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Shell
Exceptional collection of head and belt ornaments made of shell mounted on an iron stand, Papua New Guinea different heights 14, 16, 16, 23, 20, 18, 16, 20, 23, 24, 12, 17, 25, 18,...
Boiken, Papua New Guinea
Vintage 1960s Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Shell
Exceptional Boiken in shell made of the Tridacna Gigas, Papua New Guinea.
Nose Bones, Papua New Guinea
Mid-20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Bone
Nice collection of different nose ornaments in bone, Papua New Guinea Mounted on iron stand different heights 14-12-10-9 and 7 cm.
Boiken, Papua, New Guinea
Vintage 1960s Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Shell
Exceptional BOIKEN made of the TRIDACNA GIGAS SHELL,Papua New Guinea 22 cm wide diameter hole is 8 cm 3 cm thick nice to put in collection of 3 pieces
Boiken, Papua New Guinea
Vintage 1960s Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Shell
Exceptional Boiken made of the Tridacna gigas shell, diameter is 23 cm diameter hole is 8 cm thick 3 cm. Nice to place as a collection of three pieces.
Papua New Guinea Bridal Shell Money
20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Shell
A very exceptional bridal money as well in shape as in dimensions.
Assortment of Yua Wenga Clamshells on Stands
20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Metal
An assortment of Yua Wenga shell currencies from Papua New Guinea. Yua (Money) Wenga (Clam Rings) are clamshell rings cut with bamboo from giant clamshells. These rings are still bei...
Single Wooden Telefomin Doorboards from Papua N...
Vintage 1930s Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Wood
Exquisitely carved set of four painted wood Telefomin Doorboards from Papua, New Guinea. Highly decorative, these doors come from the Telefomin area of Papua New Guinea, located i...
Kwoma Ceremonial Pottery Head Jar Papau New Gui...
Antique Late 19th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Tribal Art
Pottery
We offer this interesting Kwoma tribe ceremonial pottery head jar of grotesque form and originating from Papau New Guinea and believed to date from the 19th or early 20th century. Th...
Money Stick, Shell, Papua New Guinea, 20th Century
20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Shell
Exceptional money stick made out of sliced pieces of shell and decorated with natural and tribal decorations.
Money Stick, Shell, Papua New Guinea, 20th Century
20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Shell
Exceptional money stick made out of sliced pieces of shell and decorated with feathers and other organic material.   
Money Stick, Shell, Papua New Guinea, 20th Century
20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Shell
Exceptional money stick made out of sliced pieces of shell on a wooden frame.
Money Stick, Shell, Papua New Guinea, 20th Century
20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Art
Shell
Exceptional money stick made out of sliced pieces of shell and decorated with four shells.
Canoe Prow in the Style of Papua New Guinea
20th Century Papua New Guinean Other Tribal Art
Wood
This wooden carving with pigment decoration is a quality example of the type carved from a used canoe in the style of Papua New Guinea . The prow is in the form of a stylized crocod...
Oceanic Triple Mask Canoe Prow Shield
20th Century Papua New Guinean Masks
Wood, Shell, Paint
Large triple mask probably from the Upper Sepik River, Papau New Guinea, Oceania. Carved heavy single wood plank. The mask is adorned with shell eyes, fiber and polychrome paint. ...
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