A Mt. Hagen presentation axe (di kurugu)
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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Sculpture: Pre 1960: item # 1117580
Please refer to our stock # N245221 when inquiring.
michael cichon tribal arts
P.O. Box 5919
Bradenton, FL 34281
further provenance available
|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.|