CLARKE and CLARKE Art + Artifacts
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pre 1930 item #1249964 (stock #TI-354-sf)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1950 item #993679 (stock #TI-45pg)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$295.00
A betel nut crusher with a well carved wood handle depicting a Demon. Nice patina on the iron crusher blade. Some wear from use and very slight cracking on the handle but in overall good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Weapons : Pre 1960 item #1002733 (stock #TI-511sg)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$300.00
A double Kris board for mounting on the wall, inside the door. On entering the house the owner places his or her kris upright in its sheath through the loops on the board. It is thought that this may be to protect the house from evil spirits. Carved in the classic Cirebon style with tendrils and leaves, with the addition of Wayang figures including a Naga at the feet of the standing figures. The wood in excellent condition. The kris loops are missing...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1950 item #1248722 (stock #TNG-054-lm)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pottery : Pre 1960 item #1013194 (stock #TNG-1-lm)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$450.00
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1950 item #1011966 (stock #TNG-538.sf)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$1,150.00
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1011951 (stock #TNG-563.sg)
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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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Weapons : Pre 1970 item #994192 (stock #TNG-565-lm)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$1,000.00
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
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1950 item #1012000 (stock #TNG-591.sf)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1005840 (stock #TNG-5mt)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$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".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pre 1960 item #1013292 (stock #TNG-6-lm)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Weapons : Pre 1950 item #994187 (stock #TNG-6-lm)
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$1,200.00
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
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1950 item #994049 (stock #TNG4scm)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Weapons : Pre 1920 item #994202 (stock #TPH032bb)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$475.00
A Moro Kris from the Mindanao Region of the Philippines. The dark hardwood hilt is adorned with a silver band at the top which appears to be held in place by hand made copper nails. Another silver band encircles the base of the hilt, above which is a tightly wrapped band of cord. The tassel of braided ikat was attached to the sword when we acquired it as a part of a large Moro collection...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Weapons : Pre 1940 item #994667 (stock #TPH032bb)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$500.00
A Moro Kris, Maguindadao Matito with a heavy fighting blade in original scabbard. Maguindadao Matito are carried by the warriors of the Maguindadao Tribe of Mindanao. The wood hilt is cane wrapped and in very good condition. The well crafted, straight blade has only one very small nick in the edge and a few light areas of darkening. The scabbard is undamaged but is loosening at the seams. One of the best original and complete mid 19th Century Kris that we have had. Kris is 26.25" overall length...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pre 1920 item #994055 (stock #TPH4ae)
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A vintage Philippine war shield from the Bontoc, an Igorot People, Northern Luzon. This shield is made of darkened wood with metal and rattan binding. It shows wear and losses from use and age as well as a small amount of loss to insect activity.The front has a medial ridge that rises at center. The concave back has an integrated, carved grip. C, 1910 39.5"H x 12"W.