Dance Object - Seeds, Wood - Marind Anim - West-Papua (former Irian Jaya)

Description
Dance Object - Seeds, Wood - Marind Anim - West-Papua (former Irian Jaya)
mid 20th century - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear

we collected this unique piece during one of our first trips through Frederik Hendrik Island, a remote place along the South Coast. That was in 1992.
We witnessed several secret ceremonies in the bush. We stayed several days in the local communities and when we left we were offered this old piece, several generations old. It was put on a long moving stick and put in a frame which functioned as a head mask decorated with natural material like leaves, seeds, flowers and feathers
will be sent via Priority Airmail worldwide

Lot details
Object
Dance Object
Ethnic group/ culture
Marind Anim
Region/ country
West-Papua (former Irian Jaya)
Material
Seeds, Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
6×9×42 cm
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