Old Asmat Warrior Hand Carving Statue Ironwood Primitive Sculpture PNG Art 100A2

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Unique, one-of-a-kind statue


Rare Asmat Art in perfect condition

Item 100A2 in our inventory


Old asmat Carving of warrior hand carved out of iron wood and heavy

Traditional wear

Nose ring decoration and asmat headgear

Measures: 22" tall

The piece has touches of natural white lime pigments

Can hang on a wall, very decorative


"Skull-toting man -eating tribesmen, so are the Asmat. For many years, they have scared the world at large with their headhunting activities. The Asmat are part of a wood age culture, living amongst the estuaries of the world's largest and least accessible alluvial swamp. The rivers, which snake through their mangrove forest daily rise with the tides to submerge the entire area for up to a hundred miles inland. "


The Asmat were also to achieve world fame in 1961 when Michael Rockefeller, son of the late Vice-President, disappeared off their coast and was said to have been eaten by the tribes while on a trip to collect rare artifacts for the Rockefeller museum institute, artwork which can still be seen there today.


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.