Talipoon
Yangoru Boiken People, Papua New Guinea
Early/Mid 20th C
Green Turban Shell, Cane, Pigment
6.5" W x 18" H x 6.5" D

This Talipoon can help secure you a wife if you're a young Boiken male.  Located in the Prince Alexander Mountains, the Boiken culture weave complex and other worldly basketry masks.  As unusual as these images are in our culture, they are friendly and curious, running the gamut from playful to Jetsonesque. The mask is attached to a giant snail shell that is carved to hint at a sinuous, sculptural body.

$1500

 

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