Hewe-Meri, also known as Two-Kina Meri, she is the Protector of Women. If she see a man abusing a woman she will turn him into a woman.
This beautiful wild figure of Hewe-mere with legs spread open, arms out stretched, if hand carved from a light wood, it had tribal hand painting on the face, the eyes are shells. She is wearing a grass skirt, and is anatomically correct underneath her skirt. It was gifted to a Red Cross worker in the 1960's – 70's.
From Papua New Guinea, this tribal art sculpture has a carved out loop to hang on the wall.
There is a label on the back “ with compliments to D. Rone from PNG Tribal Arts” and is signed in script.
In good condition, some light pink rub on the back of her arm. Some light scratching, overall fair condition. She measures 29 inches long x 10 inches tall