CLARKE and CLARKE Art + Artifacts
Home

1 to 11 items of 11 total for search on "png or new guinea or club or fijian"

    detailed search


Apokayan Dayak, Man's Vest, Kalimantan Indonesia

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Pre 1930   item# 1249964 (stock# TI-354-sf)

Apokayan Dayak, Man's Vest, Kalimantan Indonesia
 click for details

CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
425+516+9921


$750.00 

A rarely encountered vintage man's ceremonial vest, adorned with rows of Nassau shells on both the front and back, with a band of traditional embroidery encircling the bottom.. Banded at the neck and shoulders with red trade cloth and finished with cotton fringe. A scarce and desirable vestige of a disappearing community. Well used over the years with stains of sweat, body oil and losses from environmental damage. Only one very small area of loose shell at the shoulder. The back area measure ...click for details


Large Umboi Islands, Huon Gulf Bowl

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Artifacts: Pre 1950   item# 1248722 (stock# TNG-054-lm)

Large Umboi Islands, Huon Gulf Bowl
 click for details

CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
425+516+9921


$800.00 

A large and gracefully formed, boat shaped wood bowl. Carved from one piece of wood this piece is a work of art. With spirit figures at the mid section and some what fish shaped figures on each side of the end portion this bowl is quietly understated. Nice patine with interior encrustation. As shown there is modest rim loss and a short crack.


A Malita Chiefs or Priests Club, Solomon Islands

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Oceanic: Weapons: Pre 1910   item# 1155870 (stock# TNG-2-T)

A Malita Chiefs or Priests Club, Solomon Islands
 click for details

CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
425+516+9921


$600.00 

From an Arizona Estate, this club has very good quality chip or incise carving on both sides of the blade. The size and light weight suggest that it was, as Fergus Clunie suggests of certain Fijian clubs, made to be used during officiating events where the club was symbolic of authority. A light colored wood, with the pattern defined by lime and ash. Nice patina in the contact areas. Probably dates to the beginning of the 20th C. 21.75" in length, 3" in width.


A fine old Baba helmet mask, Southern Abelam People PNG

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Pre 1960   item# 1013292 (stock# TNG-6-lm)

A fine old Baba helmet mask, Southern Abelam People PNG
 click for details

CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
425+516+9921


$995.00 

A fine old, Baba or Baba Takwa helmet mask that shows the effect of use and age. Some traces of the pigment appled to the mud and resin surface of the cheeks remains. The same is true of the cassowary feather crown. The basketry helmet itself is in good shape for the years of use and the ears are original. The Baba has several roles in Abelam practice. Usually noted for its association with the bush spirits called Wale, it is used in the early phases of the cycle of initiation ceremonies. The p ...click for details


Abelam warriors device known as Kara-ut, PNG

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Artifacts: Pre 1950   item# 1012000 (stock# TNG-591.sf)

Abelam warriors device known as Kara-ut, PNG
 click for details

CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
425+516+9921


$700.00 

The original purpose of the Kara-Ut seems to have been to provide protection to the wearer and to at the same time frighten the enemy. When going into battle the Abelam warrior would bite the piece to hold it firmly in his mouth. The tusks are said to symbolize the strength and bravery of the boar. Kara means boar or pig and Ut means net bag. The body of the figure contains magic in the form of herbs and leaves that are thought to protect the wearer. The Kara-Ut is also worn around the neck as a ...click for details


Chest Ornament called Moka Kina, Papua New Guinea

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Artifacts: Pre 1950   item# 1011966 (stock# TNG-538.sf)

Chest Ornament called Moka Kina, Papua New Guinea
 click for details

CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
425+516+9921


$1150.00 

A very striking chest ornament, or pectoral worn by men during certain festivals in the Wihgi Valley, Western Highlands, usually associated with the killing of a large number of pigs which are roasted and eaten. This is a fine old tribal piece from the Mark Siedler collection. Siedler lived in New Guinea in the 1970's managing a hotel there. He became very intrigued by the culture and amassed a large, well chosen collection. We were fortunate to acquire a few items from him over a decade ago ...click for details


Kardawar Ancestor figure, Schoten Islands PNG

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Sculpture: Pre 1970   item# 1011951 (stock# TNG-563.sg)

Kardawar Ancestor figure, Schoten Islands PNG
 click for details

CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
425+516+9921


SOLD, Thank You 

A very good example of a seldom encountered Kardawar ancestor figure. Seated with legs and arms drawn up in an almost fetal position. The upper arms are adorned with bands and raised, with hands to his chin and resting on his chest. The expressive face has a fringe beard and detailed features. Adz carved and with a nice patina. There is an age crack running vertically on the right side, as shown. Very good condition in all other respects. ex: Michael Hamson 1998. H: 9.75" ...click for details


Papua New Guinea, Skull Rack

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Sculpture: Pre 1980   item# 1005840 (stock# TNG-5mt)

Papua New Guinea, Skull Rack
 click for details

CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
425+516+9921


$750.00 

A fine, large skull rack from Kanganamon Village, Middle Sepik region. The figure depicts a fierce female ancestor figure with a well carved crocodile on her back. She stands on the rack which has an additional ancestor image carved in its face. The wood is in good shape, with no damage or apparent losses. The contact areas show wear and there is a dark patina to the wood. From a 1970"s collection. H: 37.5", W; 9".


Mendi People War Shield, Papua New Guinea

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Weapons: Pre 1970   item# 994192 (stock# TNG-565-lm)

Mendi People War Shield, Papua New Guinea
 click for details

CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
425+516+9921


$1000.00 

From the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, a hard wood war shield in traditional Mendi style. The somewhat ovoid shaped shield has a medial ridge, culminating in a spike at the top. The traditional pattern on the face of the shield is applied with pigment and ash. The concave back shows a grip of a hemp like material which appears to be original. Edge wear but no cracks or losses. Ex. Edward Sklar Collection. Size 47"H x 17.5W. C. 1970


New Guinea Highlands War Shield

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Weapons: Pre 1950   item# 994187 (stock# TNG-6-lm)

New Guinea Highlands War Shield
 click for details

CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
425+516+9921


$1200.00 

A hardwood war shield in the style of the Hunstein Mountain region. The top has twine lacing for the placement of cassowary feathers or other enhancements. Both the grip and sling appears to be of a well used, rope like material. The traditional, regional pattern was applied with pigment and commercial paint and shows losses from use. There are areas that appear to be impregnated with wood smoke. Some minor edge losses but in overall good condition. Size, 51.5"H x 16"W. Mid 20th C


New Britain War Shield

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Artifacts: Pre 1950   item# 994049 (stock# TNG4scm)

New Britain War Shield
 click for details

CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
425+516+9921


$995.00 

Arawe People, south coastal region of the Island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. A war shield composed of three bowed planks bound together by rattan cane. Low relief carved and painted on the front and painted on the back. Wear at the top and bottom faces and leading edges. The paint shows some wear but is in good condition as the shield and its cane bindings. 59"H. and 13"W.

pages:  1  


TROCADERO  © 1998 - 2015   All Rights Reserved