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A Mt. Hagen presentation axe (di kurugu)

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Sculpture: Pre 1960: item # 1117580

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A Mt. Hagen presentation axe (di kurugu)
Of the type used for trade, bride price, and public ceremony, with plaited rattan and yellow orchid binding, and removable greenstone blade. Though found in the Mt.Hagen area, such axes are typically made by the people of the Jimi Valley, Papua New Guinea. This example measures 24"H x 21.50"W, is in very fine condition aside from minor nicks and stains to the original stone blade, and comes from a European private collection, circa 1960's. Custom steel mount.

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