Oceanic Art - Lime gourd, Massim, Papua New Guinea

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Oceanic Art - Lime gourd, Massim, Papua New Guinea


A graceful lime gourd from the Massim culture of the islands of Southeast New Guinea and stands 9.5 inches tall. The very old boar tusk has a gorgeous honey patina and is set into a woven stopper with six dangling strands of chama (pacifica) shell disks, banana seeds and iridescent kina shells, two strands of which are incomplete please see detail photo below. #1888  SOLD
 

Oceanic Art - Lime gourd, Massim, Papua New Guinea, detail

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