Dugong net float
Massim culture, Eastern Suau Island, Papua New Guinea
Wood
Mid 20th century
10.25 " (26 cm) long

This carved float would have been attached to the center of a net used to catch dugong; this one portrays a swimming animal, with the intials SB carefully carved on one side and SIKINI on the other. Magical qualities were assocoated with carved net floats and were believed to aid in the catching of more dugong. Ex Harry Beran, ex John Friede.

$750

 

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Zena Kruzick :: Net Float, Papua New Guinea
Zena Kruzick :: Net Float, Papua New Guinea
Zena Kruzick :: Net Float, Papua New Guinea