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Rare New Guinea Ritual Spirit Polychrome Pigments Gope Board Trophy Shield 10A2-
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Rare New Guinea Ritual Spirit Polychrome Pigments Gope Board Trophy Shield 10A2-

$379.99
$399.99

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Estimated to arrive by Fri, May 10th. Details
FREE via USPS Parcel Post (1 to 10 business days) to United States

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Item traits

Category:

Pacific Islands & Oceania

Quantity Available:

Only one in stock, order soon

Condition:

Used

Original/Reproduction:

Original

Maker:

tribal native, PNG warrior sculptor artist

Material:

Wood

Region, Culture:

Papua New Guinea

great conversation piece:

one of a kind unique rare

good size, very decorative:

unique handcarved Sepik River art hand carving

Color:

EARTHTONES

great unique tribal art:

gope prized board

Product Type:

Art carving from remote PNG village

Region or Culture:

Papua New Guinea PNG

Gope board given for each act of bravery:

from Era River region, Western Papuan Gulf

designer decorator collector wall decor:

38" long by 8" wide, natural pigment colors

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More than a week ago

Item number:

685090233

Item description

Item 10A2 in our inventory and seen on all the photos that are not of natives or their dwellings. Rare vintage Oceanic Kerewa hand carved spirit board in superb condition Era River region, Western Papuan Gulf, New Guinea collected 20 years ago. 38" long by 8" wide, natural pigment colors, Item 10A1 (no 127). Gope boards from are elliptical in shape and incised with brightly colored abstract patterns. Warriors were entitled to have a Gope board for each act of bravery, and a board, from the vanquished enemy's canoe held particular significance, transferring some of its previous owner's strength to the victor. Gope boards serve several functions and are a traditional carving from the eastern Papuan gulf only. In the men's longhouse (the Venei), each clan occupies its own designated area, there are no walls separating these areas but ritual objects, especially gopes, are hung to form the walls of the clan cubicle. The other function performed by some of these gopes is that of a medium through which the elders can get instructions from the spirits. (when to make war, plant the gardens, go on a trading expedition etc.) Check Dominique Rice Oceania Store in Sun Sentinel Newspaper, Fort Lauderdale, for information on our collection and authentic art. If you have any questions, contact us or call for documents and further information on pieces. All our collector and rare items come with pages and pages of research about provenance, and with history of the tribes and photos as well, depending on item and whenever possible. When shipping internationally, we group ship multiple purchases to save you money, and find the best rates available. If you have any questions or want to see research conducted on this piece and photos of tribes,tell us. We have artifacts and architectural accents up to 10 ft tall that we will put on upon request because shipping has to be calculated accordingly with trucking company.
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