Karaut
Abelam Culture, Papua New Guinea
Fiber, Boars Tusk, Shell and Pigment
Early/Mid 20th Century
14.5" h x 5" w

Each karaut has a character of it’s own.  Even though they are used to scare enemies, we find karauts to be charismatic and beguiling. This piece is a fine example of an adornment used by Abelam warriors to frighten their enemies.  Originally, karaut were held in a warrior’s mouth for courage and to intimidate their foe.  Outside of the Papuan bush this fellow is more regal than fierce.

$1,650

 

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