BHK 0106-41 Tool for engraving / decorating carvings from Papua or Papua New Guinea Wood, attached bird claw L: 12 cm (4,7″) In the 19th century such ethnographic tools were used for engraving / decorating carvings from Papua or Papua New Guinea. Nearly all carvers working today use modern metal tools and sanding papers. Traditional … Continue reading Engraving Tool
BHK 0106-33 Stirrup Pounder, Kauai, Hawaiian Islands Stone (probably basalt) H: 12,5 cm (4,9″), D: 7 cm (2,8″), W: 12 cm (4,7″), Weight: 660 gram This exceptionally fine and rare Stirrup Pounder is called – Pohaku Ku’i ‘Ai Puka or Poi Pounder (Ku’i) in Hawaiian. Apart from a little wear and tear on the … Continue reading Stirrup Pounder
BMK 0106-14 Necklace of Boar Tusk, Asmat, New Guinea Boar tusk, fish bones and sea snails Ø: ca. 10 cm (3,9″), L: 92 cm (35,5″) Weight: 200 gram This necklace of boar tusk is from the Omanesep region in Asmat, the Western half of New Guinea Island, which is the Indonesian province of Papua. … Continue reading Necklace
DZK 0415-16 Headrest, Ramu River, Papua New Guinea H: 10 cm (3,9″), L: 33 cm (13″) Age: 19-20th Century.
SRK 0414-1 – SOLD Asmat Shield, Northwestern Asmat, Northwest Papua region Wood, painted H: 160 cm (63″), W: 53 cm (20,9″) Asmat shields are carved for headhunting rituals, which are organized to arrange the death of ancestors. A shield always represents an ancestor, and is named after him. It makes the owner powerful, fierce … Continue reading Asmat Shield
SNK 1212-1 Mandau Dayak Headhunter’s Sword, Dayak people, Kalimantan Island, Indonesia L: 63 cm (24,8″) Sword and knife,decorate with hairs and teeth taken from the decapitated victims The mandau is the traditional weapon of the Dayak of Kalimantan, Indonesia. In the past, the majority of the native people living in the island of Kalimantan, … Continue reading Mandau Sword