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Helmet Mask.  Suku or Basuku People. Rite of Passage. Kholuka.  DNC / Zaire.  Africa

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  Suku people have lived in the southwestern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formally Zaire) since the 16th Century.  Their economic source is farming but occasionally join in communal hunts.   Suku’s are known for their large carved figures (e.g. fertility figures, crouching fetish figures, ancestral statues… Continue reading

Barbed Arrow / Spear / Weapon, Handcarved from the Nimo Tribe, Arian River, Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea

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Detail:  This spear / arrow was used to hunt human enemies . . . enemies who might have stolen livestock or crops from another.  Used infrequently but ONLY for the purpose of killing a person.  The head of the arrow is about 14” long and an inch… Continue reading
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