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Lamingsian Boiken Tribe Ceremonial Statue

$1,600 SGD


  • Materials: Wood
  • Height: 25 inches
  • Width: 6.5 inches
  • Depth: 7 inches

This is a Wonderful Old Carved Wood Ancestor Statue from the Boiken People from the Lower Sepik Region, Papua new Guinea. Coastal Boiken groups formerly created Statues representing a variety of male and female spirits and used by men during ceremonial performance. The Statues were kept as sacred objects within the men's ceremonial house. According to oral tradition, Statues originated when women heard the sounds of underwater spirits. The men, attempting to find the source of the sound, probed the water with poles. Eventually, one man, Pantjapong, dived in and saw the spirits. This would be a wonderful addition to your collection and or home.

Late 20th-Century


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