RARE UNIQUE AUTHENTIC COLORFUL FOLK ART PAINTING HILU TRIBE WARRIOR FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA ARTIST FRAMED IN SIGNED HAND PAINTED FRAME TO MATCH THE ART WITHIN 31” by 27” DFP12 DESIGNER COLLECTOR WALL ART
RARE ORIGINAL FOLK ART SIGNED PAINTING NEW GUINEA HULI TRIBE WIGMAN.
FRAMED IN HAND PAINTED FRAME WITH NASSA SHELLS INSERTS TO MATCH THE WARRIOR WEARING THEM.
Measures: 31” by 27”
RETAILS for over $900.00 in the galleries we sell to.
Unique original authentic signed acrylic art seen on most of the photos.
PNG art is often exuberant , colorful, dynamic
One of the most interesting modern art in the South Pacific.
This is a rare unique original
(signed by ARTIST JOHN BOIM)
Folk art painting from Papua New guinea
Representing the Huli Wigman from the famous PNG tribe, dressed as a warrior for the sing sing festival, framed professionally in hand painted frame to enhance the acrylic painting, frame which is also adorned with real Nassa Shells such as the ones the man wears in his hair in the painting: both painting (signed by John Boim) and frame (signed by Dominique Rice) are signed by the artists.
Before special gatherings and seasonal events, Huli wigmen spend hours preparing their costumes and make-up, complete with ceremonial wigs and accessories.
Materials include clay and flowers, feathers and bones, pigments, plant oils, hand-woven fabrics and threads, precious stones and artifacts from the ocean. The scene resembles the backstage of a theatre except it is real! — there is much excitement as dozens of men apply face and body make-up in yellow, red, blue, white and black and make last-minute additions and adjustments to their wigs. They are then ready to perform at the singsing (traditional dancing ceremony). The classic bird dance, which mimics the famous birds of paradise found only in these interior highlands, and beating hand drums is a true spectacle.
It takes years to grow the hair necessary to make the wigs. Each is as different from another as the individuals who create them. The daily wig is brown and mushroom-shaped, while the ceremonial wig is red or black with raised sides, using compacted hair. Both are supported by bamboo frames and decorated with feathers from birds of paradise, eagles, parrots and cassowaries as well as daisies, hibiscus, possum, cat fur and even colourful sweet wrappers.
On the additional photos, you see other people wearing similar gear, kina 1/2 moon necklaces, headgear, pectoral decorations etc...
Folk Art paintings are the oldest living art tradition in the world and represents one of the most fascinating and popular art investments to date. There are just a few artists painters in PNG (colors, brushes and materials are not easily accessible) and their work is highly prized for its uniqueness and collected globally.
PNG art is often exuberant , colorful, dynamic and one of the most interesting modern art in the South Pacific.
Embracing color, artists produce major paintings around Papua New Guinea’s Independence in 1975, aspects of colonial history, customs, people and their own experiences with a visual inventiveness suggesting new ways of thinking about the emergence of ‘modern art’ beyond the West.
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 and art paper are more durable and have 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.
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 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. Particular combinations of body painting, wigs, feather headdresses, necklaces, armbands, aprons, ear and nose rings signify who you are and where you are from.
By midday, 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, pig fat or oil adds that lustrous shine to the body and the results are spectacular and often represented in paintings.
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.
Bio of artist and research on this unique art are included as well.
Frame is one of a kind and created specifically for the art in it
Our paintings sell in exclusive Art galleries.
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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 possible. If you have any questions or want to see research conducted on this piece and photos of tribes, let us know.