SOLD: Dance Paddle, New Guinea

Buka Island, Northern Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea
Early 20th century
Wood with polychrome pigments
6 1/2 (w) x 67 (h) inches
Inventory no. 6162

In the Northern Solomon Islands, the pervasive anthropomorphic motif called kokorra appears on ceremonial and utilitarian objects. The crowning head-dress resembles the large, round upiheaddress that young men wear during initiation rites.

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