Phallocrypt (3) - Gourd - Sepik (upper), Papua New Guinea

Phallocrypt (3) - Gourd - Sepik (upper), Papua New Guinea
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Gourd Phallocrypt (Penis Sheath) from Papua New Guinea Traditionally, phallocrypts were worn by men as everyday dress in New Guinea and are still worn by some men in remote areas in the West Papua province of Indonesia. They may also be worn during ceremonies in the Papua New Guinea (an independent country on the eastern side of the island). Phallocrypts from the Sepik River area in Papua New Guinea are usually made by the women who weave a knotted design made from bilum string around each gourd and add seeds for tassels. It has also been painted as are many weaving's from New Guinea. This is handmade from bulim fiber.

Large: Height 33 x Width 7 x Depth 7 cm (75 gram)
Medium: 23 x 9 x 9 cm (70 gram)
Small: 19 x 7 x 7 cm (40 gram)

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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Region/ country
Sepik (upper), Papua New Guinea
2nd half 20th century
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
33×7×7 cm
185 g
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