Polychrome Kupkein East Sepik Arrow Deflector Clan War Shield Papua N Guinea 9A7

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Polychrome Kupkein East Sepik Arrow Deflector Clan War Shield

Solid, unique, highly-collectible, Rare

Item 9A7 in our inventory

(Seen on 7 of the photos, except for the ones of the tribes)

Polychrome Arrow Deflector

(Also used as a Clan Shield)

(Seen on most of the pictures)

A very scarce older panel

Collected in the Kupkein region, East Sepik, Papua New Guinea,

Measures: 36" long x 7 1/4" wide.

Long and heavy

Decorated with an ancestor face, carved geometric motifs, polychrome designs created with natural pigments, and 2 pairs of eyes are better than one in this case.

It was stored in the man's house and the motifs identify the clan and the village

Also considered a spiritual protection when hunting or making war

We have other shields including some from the Asmat region available, arrow reflectors and panels as well as story boards, gope boards etc... some seen on the other photos.

Every Arrow Reflector we have is unique: no two are ever the same, they are entirely hand carved and hand colored with natural powder pigments .

Check Dominique Rice Oceania Store in Sun Sentinel Newspaper, Fort Lauderdale, for information on our collection and authentic art.

All our collector and rare items come with pages and pages of research about provenance, and with history of the tribes and photos as well, depending on item and whenever possible. When shipping internationally, we group ship multiple purchases to save you money, and find the best rates available. If you have any questions or want to see research conducted on this piece and photos of tribes, let us know.

We have artifacts and architectural accents up to 10 ft tall that we will put on upon request because shipping has to be calculated accordingly with trucking company.