Dance/war shield from the Asmat village Binam Zein - Wood - "salawaku" - Asmat - West-Papua (former Irian Jaya)

Description
Dance/war shield from the Asmat village Binam Zein - Wood - "salawaku" - Asmat - West-Papua (former Irian Jaya)
2nd half 20th century - Fair

collected in situ during one of our many fieldtrips through Asmat regions.
The village Binam Zein is a 2 days trip by dugout inland Asmat
the shield was used for several generations, some missing pieces (see pics) are the result of tribal fight
the handle has a crack but it will be easy to repair. I leave it in the condition as we found it
will be snet worldwide using a courier (airmail)

Lot details
Object
Dance/war shield from the Asmat village Binam Zein
Indigenous object name
"salawaku"
Ethnic group/ culture
Asmat
Region/ country
West-Papua (former Irian Jaya)
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Fair
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
10×45×200 cm
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