• Cowrie Shell Gourd with Spatula

    Gourd with nassa & cowrie shells inlaid in Sepik River clay, ends capped in clay. Spatula inside made of cassowary bone fragment colletcted in the field with gourd.

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  • Aibom Mother of Pearl Netcklace

    Crescent shaped mother-of-pearl netcklace, old, with a hole at each pointed end for setcuring woven hemp ties with cowry shells attached. Colletcted from Aibom Village, Chambi Lakes, New Guinea.

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  • Cowrie Shell Gourd with Spatula

    Gourd with nassa & cowrie shells inlaid in Sepik River clay, ends capped in clay. Spatula inside made of cassowary bone fragment colletcted in the field with gourd.

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  • Stuffed Woven Cassowary

    Image of large bird, oval shaped body, narrow neck, and small narrow pointed face. Narrow feet with 4 toes. White, yellow, and orange stripes painted down body. Ostrich feathers attached. 'Cassowary b…

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  • Cowrie Shell Belt

    Oval shaped, fiber backing covered with cowrie shell beads. Cowrie shell belt.

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  • New Guinea Garden Head

    Garden head, made and owned by Lus Ambezon. Colored with yellow chalk, orange trim, round hat like structure on top, brown mouth, part of nose chipped off.

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  • Chambri Lakes Poison Pot

    Pot with two faces, one on each side outlined by continuous holes, contained human excrement, hair, etc. which was brewed and placed under the victim's house, believed to cause death. Chambri Lakes ar…

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  • Tongue Sticking Out Mask

    Iron wood with long handle, painted red, white, and black. Tongue sticking out.

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  • Pointed Top Yam Mask

    Yam mask, made of woven straw or grass, rounded with pointed top, protruding round head with eyes rimmed in black, rounded beak-like pietce separating sides of head.

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  • New Guinea Shell Necklace

    Large white shell necklace.

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  • Angorum New Guinea Bowl

    Styled effigy bowl. Made by coiling tetchnique. Strong, thin walled construction, multi-purpose utilitarian bowl. Angorum area.

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  • Rat Tooth Necklace

    Rat's tooth necklace.

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  • New Guinean Ancestor Totem

    Fern figure. Male figure, made from fern.

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  • Woven Face

    Woven face

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  • New Guinea Orator Stool

    Orator's stool. Male figure forming a chair, carved chest, arms and legs, white paint on face, cowrie shell eyes. Used in debates, speaker places leaves on the stool to emphasize his argument. Stool r…

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  • Lizard Skin Wood Carved Drum

    Carved wooden drum with handle and lizard skin head

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  • Cassowary Headband

    Cassowary feather headband worn over forehead for ceremonies

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  • Three-Ring Eye Mask

    Yam mask, 3-ring eye pattern in yellow and orange, eyes colored white, beak-like nose running down center of face, hat-like structure on top.

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  • Rattan Basket Mask

    Rattan basket mask. Sepik River Valley. Wicker covered with clay, painted black and white.

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  • New Guinea Lime Container

    Lime container, cylinder shape, ends stained plum color, various designs carved on one end has a removable cover with a hole in it. Long carved wooden stick fits through the hole and into the containe…

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