wall painting from Men's house - bark from sago tree - Kwoma village - Washkuk, Papua New Guinea

Description
wall painting from Men's house - bark from sago tree - Kwoma village - Washkuk, Papua New Guinea
2nd half 20th century - Good

Throughout New Guinea, men’s ceremonial houses were, and in many places still are, the primary focus for painting and sculpture. Like the cathedrals of medieval Europe, they are generally the largest and most sacred buildings in the village, rising high above the ordinary dwellings that surround them. Typically, entry into the ceremonial house is restricted to initiated men, although in some cases, women and children can enter under certain circumstances for specific events. Ceremonial houses serve as the venue for nearly all important male religious rites – such as initiation rites for young boys - and at other times function as meeting houses or informal gathering places. Their structure and the way they are decorated can take on many different local forms and styles.



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Lot details
Object
wall painting from Men's house
Ethnic group/ culture
Kwoma village
Region/ country
Washkuk, Papua New Guinea
Material
bark from sago tree
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
0.3×45×145 cm
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