Crocodile canoe prow - Wood - Sepik (central), Papua New Guinea

Description
Crocodile canoe prow - Wood - Sepik (central), Papua New Guinea
Mid 20th century - Good

Old Sepik Canoe prow with a great realistic cut-out crocodile head. Canoes are the primary mode of travel for the villagers in the Sepik River area, because there are so few roads exist. Once the canoe reached the point where it can no longer be repaired, or if the owner dies, they cut off the bow at pretty important canoes.

This item was used every day for many decades in the Sepik river.
Date: Mid 20th century or older.

Material: Hard wood

The item will be carefully packed and shipped registered and insured.

Lot details
Object
Crocodile canoe prow
Region/ country
Sepik (central), Papua New Guinea
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
40×14×4 cm
Weight
744 g
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