Karaut
Abelam Culture, Papua New Guinea
Fiber, Boars Tusk, Shell and Pigment
Early/Mid 20th Century
4.5" W x 16" H

This piece is an excellent example of an adornment used by Abelam warriors to frighten their enemies.  They are held in a warrior’s mouth for courage and to intimidate their adversary.  Away from combat, they are appealing and captivating.  Each karaut has an individual personality which is surely a reflection of it’s creator.

$1600

 

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Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Karaut, Papua New Guinea
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Karaut, Papua New Guinea
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Karaut, Papua New Guinea
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Karaut, Papua New Guinea
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Karaut, Papua New Guinea