All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pottery : Pre 1980 item #1259942 (stock #374vr)
E & M Perez
$550.00
Of Janus form, with faces and bird beaks on opposing sides, this large food storage vessel is from the Chambri Lakes region, near the Sepik River in New Guinea. Formed of the local clay by the women, the decoration and paint was applied by the men, in honor of ancestral beings. Utilized to store the flour of the sago palm, the vessels were also used as currency in trading with other indigenous groups. The vessel is 13 3/4" high and slightly wider, from tips of bird beaks...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pottery : Pre 1960 item #1013194 (stock #TNG-1-lm)
Built by the coil method, often by women potters in the Sowash villages of Kowait and Kamangawi on the Sepik plains, these low fired pots are covered with a design which is owned and handed down thru generations. Each pot is unique to a particular family. Highly valued, they are not only used in preparing sago pancakes for an honored quest, they are also deemed valuable trade items and gifts...