31" Kaningara Rare Ancestral carved Polychrome Shaman Spirit Mask Sepik 13A13

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Scarce Kaningara tribal Ancestral Hand carved Hand painted Shaman Spirit Mask

Used to combat sorcery and demons hiding in the woods

very important as it identify the ancestors of the clan or tribe

31" X 6 1/2" X 4"

East Sepik Region. 

 ITEM 13A13

Papua New Guinea Oceanic Art

This is a beautiful original colorful hand carved Ancestral Mask from Papua New Guinea. 

The designs are similar to the ones painted on participants in initiations and other ceremonies.  Traditional shell eyes decorations. Natural Pigments colors.

This ancestral mask was hand carved out of one solid piece of wood and is meant to give identity to the tribe or clan as a recognized ancestor which will protect them from black magic. 

All our Tribal Sepik river region carvings, from Papua New Guinea, were collected on the premises.

Carvings are always well made, in spite of the relatively crude implements including stone adzes and hand crafted drills operated with ropes and the shark skin rasps and polishes which are used to produce works of carved delicate grace.

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, tell us.

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