RARE UNIQUE AUTHENTIC COLORFUL FOLK ART PAINTING PANGA TRIBE WARRIOR FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA ARTIST FRAMED IN SIGNED HAND PAINTED FRAME TO MATCH THE ART WITHIN 33” X 24 ½” DFP4 DESIGNER COLLECTOR WALL ART
RARE FRAMED AND MATTED AUTHENTIC SIGNED FOLK ART PAINTING PANGA TRIBAL MAN
VERY LARGE SIZE.
Measures: 33” X 24 ½”
This amazing authentic painting of a Panga warrior was created and signed by Oscar Towa in 2002
We framed it in a unique, detailed, hand-painted frame, created to enhance and match the painting within
Three (3) hand painted-wooden frame levels with motifs surround this warrior’s face, the effect is stunning and 3-D!
FROM WESTERN HIGHLANDS PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA.
On 2 of the photos, you see some actual members of the remote Panga Tribe.
Folk Art paintings are the oldest living art tradition in the world and yet represents one of the most fascinating and popular art investments to date.
PNG art is often exuberant , colorful, dynamic and one of the most interesting modern art in the Pacific.
The PNG artists see themselves as the custodians of their remote country. The paintings we see on canvas today were, originally, often painted in the sand and only lasted until the wind blew. Canvas is durable and has given the world a chance to learn about this amazing and rare folk art, while offering us as well, a glimpse into a way of life, from afar, which customs and values differ so much from our own.
Papua New Guinea's art forms are as diverse as they are distinctive. In a country where language varies from village to village, it can be expected that artistic expression will differ in style just as dramatically. Paintings, weapons and carvings are produced by different people in different places, according to their traditional skills and beliefs, and they make wonderful collector’s pieces as they are each unique and a reflection of the artist’s talent and interpretation of life, an insight into legends and rituals from remote lands as well.
Embracing color, artists produce major paintings about customs, people and their own experiences with a visual inventiveness suggesting new ways of thinking about the emergence of ‘modern art’ beyond the West.
In the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, self-decoration is associated with festivals and ceremonies where people reinforce their identity as members of a group or clan. One of the most important occasions for ceremonial display is the Mount Hagen Festival or singsing where people from many different language groups in the Highlands gather every year in full decoration. This Festival and the Goroka Show were started in the 1950s by the first European settlers in the Highlands to encourage enemies of different clans to gather to reconcile group animosities instead of practicing cannibalism. Particular combinations of body painting, wigs, feather headdresses, necklaces, armbands, aprons, ear and nose rings signify who you are and where you are from, such as this painting, by Oscar Towa, represents.
By , the arena, which is the size of a football field, is packed with painted men and women, storming across the grass in line, abreast, spears cocked for action, and painted, coiffed and decorated with the fluffy plumage of several thousand exotic birds....
White-out and brilliant acrylics are used as face paint, cooking oil adds that lustrous shine to the body and the show is on!.
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, email or call 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.