Global Art & Artifacts


Spirit Figure / Hook / Staff.  Sepik River.  Middle Sepik.  Iatmul people.  Tambaran.  Suspension Hook. Papua New Guinea

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  The middle Sepik Region of New Guinea is populated primarily by the Iatmul people, inhabiting small villages along the banks of the Sepik River and its tributaries.  Life in these villages centers around the Spirit House (Haus Tambaran).  Within its walls are a vast display of masks,… Continue reading

Richly Carved Spear. Staff.  Wood.  Blackwater River. Shaman.  ESP.  PNG  New Guinea

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  I have seen many spears from this region of New Guinea during my 50 years of collecting but not quite like this one.  The intricate wood carving with its design and detail is quite spectacular.   I believe it is carved from Black Palm.  Black Palm is… Continue reading

BOOK:  Islands and Ancestors:  Indigenous Styles of Southeast Asia.  1988.

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  I was able to acquire another LIKE NEW copy of this valuable resource book.  A full 364 pages with numerous illustrations and photographs.   The Metropolitan Museum of Art with editors:  Douglas Newton and Jean Barbier.   This is an excellent coffee table book or a research… Continue reading

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