Oceanic Presentation Axe Papua New Guinea  Eastern Highlands

£395.00

Description

Large Exquisitely crafted Oceanic Presentation Axe
Papua New Guinea  Eastern Highlands  Wahgi Valley  Mount Hagen region.

Mount Hagen ceremonial axe, woven rattan, bicoloured in geometric patterns; the wooden handle attached at an angle with a slate blade
This is a ceremonial axe, a type of axe used mainly as store of wealth and at important rituals.
such special axes are the unit of exchange for a bride dowry price .
A beautiful object for collection or Art display.
Size x 70 x 52 4 cm

 

 

 

 

 

  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional information

Age

1850-1899