PAPUA NEW GUINEA

TRIBAL ART 2

              

 

Authentic Tribal items from Papua New Guinea.

  

 19th century Trobriand Islands twin figure.

Sepik River mask.

Papua New Guinea ancestor mask.

Ceremonial penis cover.

Papua New Guinea mask.

A Neck tally from Papua New Guinea. Neck tallies are used in the Papua New
Guinea Highlands to tally debt and express status, that is to tally the singsings and pig kills he has given or received. A man's place in the tribe is measured by what he has given at feasts. Papua New Guinea has 1000 tribes and
700 languages, 1/4 of the world's languages are spoken in Papua New Guinea.

 

 

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Jane Resture
(E-mail: jane@janeresture.com -- Rev. 21st November 2008)