Phallocrypt (Penis Cover)
Baining Culture, New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Bark Cloth and Steel Wire
12" Dia x 28" H (on Stand)
20th Century

This unusual style of phallocrypt is thoroughly modern in look while at the same time being otherworldly.  Made by stretching bark cloth over a rattan or, as in this case, wire circle, gathered in the back, then attached to a long length of bark cloth that is wrapped around the body.  Probably used for festivals rather than day to day, due to the fragile nature of the design.  In this example, the bark cloth has partially worn through on the edges of the frame yet it remains a striking and amusing piece, even hinting at a personality. Repairs and losses.

$775

 

Morgan Oakes Tribal
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Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Phallocrypt, New Britain
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Phallocrypt, New Britain
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Phallocrypt, New Britain
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Phallocrypt, New Britain
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Phallocrypt, New Britain
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Phallocrypt, New Britain