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cassowary bone dagger Papua New Guinea

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Weapons: Pre 1940   item# 1156072 (stock# Oc115)

cassowary bone dagger Papua New Guinea
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This dagger was made from the leg bone of a cassowary bird. It was carved and used as a weapon by one of the indigenous tribal groups of Papua New Guinea, aka PNG. Approx 8 inches long with great patina and makes a wonderful example of an ethnographic artifact.


Pacific Islands Antique carved wooden spoon

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Oceanic: Artifacts: Pre 1920   item# 1129073 (stock# Misc162)

Pacific Islands Antique carved wooden spoon
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According to the estate, this spoon was brought back from the Philippine Islands. It was reserved for use by a person of tribal importance, referred to as a "prestige spoon". Approx 7.75 inches tall, nice shape, feels good in the hand..bowl has crack which cannot be seen in the photo...nice ethnographic artifact


papau new guinea carved wood mask

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Sculpture: Pre 1970   item# 1086407 (stock# Oc113)

papau new guinea carved wood mask
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Wonderfully carved narrow mask from papau New Guinea, aka, PNG. 16.5 inches long x 1.5 inches wide


Kara’wut Boar's tusk, shell ornament Papua New Guinea

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Artifacts: Pre 1950   item# 1013538 (stock# Oc112)

Kara’wut Boar's tusk, shell ornament Papua New Guinea
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From the Abelam tribe of Sepik River Papua, New Guinea, this traditional Kara'wut (also spelled kara ut,karaout and karahut)is made from woven plant fiber and decorated with boar tusks and nasa shells. Usually worn around the neck by the men only, on the chest or back, when facing battle the kara'ut would be clenched in the teeth, dangling from the mouth to impress the enemy with one's fierceness. For the collectors of tribal arts and ethnographic items this would quickly become a ...click for details


Solomon Islands ornate MOP model canoe on dolphin

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Sculpture: Pre 1950   item# 996250 (stock# Oc110)

Solomon Islands ornate MOP model canoe on dolphin
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This Soloman island scale model canoe is ornately decorated mother of pearl inlay. It is complete with fixed seats, 7 paddles and rides on the back of a dolphin. Carved from hardwood, presumed to be teak, it was brought back to the US with an American GI, serving in the Pacific islands during WWII. The canoe spans 29 inches and in beautiful condition.


Admiralty Island Traditional Hair Comb for Men

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Oceanic: Pre 1920   item# 984992 (stock# Oc111)

Admiralty Island Traditional Hair Comb for Men
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The Manus Island is one of the Admiralty Islands. This traditional hair comb which the islanders would make from the mid ribs of coconut palm fronds. It is covered with a hard patinarium paste made from the crushed fruit of the Nilit tree, sometimes called Puttynut.


Mans ceremonial pectorial Papua New Guinea

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Pre 1940   item# 984694 (stock# Oc109)

Mans ceremonial pectorial Papua New Guinea
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This ornate pectorial is from the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea and would have been worn by a man during ceremonial occasions. It is made from plant fiber, which was pigment dyed and studded with nassa shells. The piece is accented on either side by a large white cowrie shell.

This wonderful ethnographic artifact was obtained from the estate of an anthropology professor in St. Louis. Having been stored away for ...click for details


Pair of Igorot hand carved hardwood bookends

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Sculpture: Pre 1960   item# 955513 (stock# Oc108)

Pair of Igorot hand carved hardwood bookends
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This pair of bookends was carved by the Igorots on the northern part of the Island of Luzon in the Philippines sometime in the 1950's. Each bookend depicts a tribesman cautiously peering over his shield at the tribesman on the other side. From the position and shape of the right arm and hands, it is likely that each native was originally holding a spear. A very dense black wood was used to create these sculptures


Indonesian Shell Necklace Irian Jaya Papua New Guinea

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Oceanic: Artifacts: Pre 1920   item# 902544 (stock# Oc107)

Indonesian Shell Necklace Irian Jaya Papua New Guinea
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This shell necklace is an ornament from one of the indigenous tribal groups from West Papua New Guinea. Shells were often used as both adornment and currency with these groups. The string/rope is handmade from a plant fiber. As with many items from the tribal groups of New Guinea, it is difficult to put an age on this piece. It is an interesting ethnographic artifact and can be used for display and can also be worn as a necklace. The diameter of the opening is just over 8 inches. The neckl ...click for details


Antique Sumatra Atjeh Rattan Warrior Shield

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1900   item# 883688 (stock# ZOc107)

Antique Sumatra Atjeh Rattan Warrior Shield
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This antique shield is an artifact from the Dutch War with the Atjeh (now Aceh). In short, the Dutch colonial government considered Indonesia "theirs". The indigenous people, the Atjeh, on the Northern part of Sumatra, disagreed. The war began in 1883 and extended into 1904 when "peace" was declared.

This large war shield, made and carried by an Atjeh warrior, has a double layer of woven Rattan wit ...click for details


Indonesian male Hindu temple figure wood almost 7 feet

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1950   item# 837584 (stock# ZOc106)

Indonesian male Hindu temple figure wood almost 7 feet
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This Male Hindu temple figure comes from one of the Indonesian Islands. He is hand carved from a tree trunk and colorfully painted. At 210 cm he is with inches of being 7 feet tall.


Ethnographic Indonesian Female figure carved goat horn

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Oceanic: Artifacts: Pre 1900   item# 822901 (stock# Oc105)

Ethnographic Indonesian Female figure carved goat horn
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This ethnographic artifact is a seated ancestor female figure carved from goat's horn. It is from one of the Indonesian Islands by one of the indigenous Dayak tribes.

The horn is in good condition with no chips or losses and stands approximately 6 inches tall.


Large Hand-made Female Inuit Eskimo doll leather furs

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Americas: Eskimo: Pre 1960   item# 743346 (stock# Misc110)

Large Hand-made Female Inuit Eskimo doll leather furs
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All hand-sewn Eskimo doll probably made sometime during the 60's. She is dressed in nicely detailed fur parka with fox trimmed hood and has hand-painted facial features on leather face with fur hair She is 11 inches high and in good condition


Papau New Guinea carved crocodile wood canoe prow

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1930   item# 731442 (stock# ZOc104)

Papau New Guinea carved crocodile wood canoe prow
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There are few roads in New Guinea, with the rivers being used as transportation arteries. The various indigenous groups living along the Sepik River of New Guinea make canoes made from hollowed logs and the prows were often carved in the form of crocodiles. Many of the tribes or villages can be recognized by the style of the croc prow of the canoe. This croc head is the remains of an old canoe prow from the mid region of the Sepik river. It is unusually finely carved and nicely detailed. It ...click for details


Borneo Dayak carved horn and wood medicine container

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Oceanic: Pre 1920   item# 729559 (stock# Oc103)

Borneo Dayak carved horn and wood medicine container
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This traditional Dayak medicine container is made in 2 pieces. The upright piece is carved from wood representing ancestor spirits at the prow of a boat. The horizontal piece is a carved animal horn, presumably goat. The original wooden hinge pin has been replaced with a new piece of wood as the old one was broken and unusable. Dayak is the general name used for the various indigenous tribal groups living in Borneo, which is now called Kalimantan.

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