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Deux ornements de proue de canoe
Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée - Baie de Humboldt, Village de Walamo
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|American Private Collection||L: 55 cm & 57,5 cm||
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Early examples of intricately carved prow ornaments as made for Walamo fishing canoes.
Traditionally, they are carved with the head of the "Friar bird" ("leather head"), which is believed by the local people to be a messenger from their ancestors, as well as guardians watching over the fishermen at sea.