Tapa cloth used for protection of bad spirits 100 x 112 cm - processed bark from a special tree - Maro - Sentani, West-Papua

Description
Tapa cloth used for protection of bad spirits 100 x 112 cm - processed bark from a special tree - Maro - Sentani, West-Papua
2nd half 20th century - Good

Lake Sentani barkcloth is highly distinctive, and generally took the form of maro (skirts or loincloths). Some pieces feature seemingly abstract, highly dynamic interlocked curvilinear forms, and others hybrid fish-like or lizard-like creatures, often with human faces. Sentani bark pictures are usually only three colors, black, white and red. Black is made from charcoal, white from sea-shell, red from Sentani soil. Sometimes there are natural holes within the bark and the designs.
will be packed securely and sent all over the worldwide using Courier Airmail

Lot details
Object
Tapa cloth used for protection of bad spirits 100 x 112 cm
Indigenous object name
Maro
Region/ country
Sentani, West-Papua
Material
processed bark from a special tree
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
0.1×100×112 cm
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