• 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.

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
  • Tongue Sticking Out Mask

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

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
  • 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.

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
  • Woven Face

    Woven face

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
  • Cassowary Headband

    Cassowary feather headband worn over forehead for ceremonies

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
  • 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.

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
  • Rattan Basket Mask

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

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
  • Woven Headpiece from New Guinea

    Headpiece, made of woven straw, attached to 4 layers of grass that encircles the piece, mask dyed shades of red, black and white, like nose, 3-circle pattern for eyes, crown-like ornament on top of he…

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
  • New Guinea Mask with Tusks

    Masked formed from fiber and clay over woven back, decorated in cowrie shells, two boar tusks, cassowary feathers on top and painted red and black.

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
  • New Guinea Protective House Mask

    Two carved faces, both with tongues sticking out. Protective Mask.

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
  • Wild Boar Mask

    Wild boar mask. Represents the sacred boar of New Guinea. Is worn atop the head with a brace inside to help fit. It Scares away women and children during dances whose eyes should not witness the proce…

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
  • Bird of Paradise Headdress

    Headdress, Bird of Paradise, Pointed bamboo tip, brown feathers at bottom, white and beige feathers curved at top. Mikau Village area.

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
  • Helmet Yam Mask

    Yam Mask, made of woven straw or grass, helmet-type, large round ovals rimmed in white as eyes, protruding divider down front center, miniature hat-like structure on top.

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
  • Biwat Ceremonial Flute

    Biwat ceremonial flute, used during ceremonial sings when young men attaining age have their skin cut around shoulders, buttocks, back and upper legs. Bamboo fragment, cut-out section at one end.

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
  • Maprik New Guinea Headdress

    Maprik plaque worn as headdress during ceremonial sings and particularly at the time when the yams were dug from the ground and put on display for the benefit of other villages.

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
  • Two Birds Shield

    Oval shape, yellow/black/red/white, two birds facing each other on upper half, lower part has face, dots and lines

    View Full Item  in Illinois State University
12Next