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Ancestor Stele of the KWOMA from the Washkuk Hills, Papua New Guinea Washkukhügeln

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Ancestor Stele of the KWOMA from the Washkuk Hills, Papua New Guinea Washkukhügeln

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Second half of the 20th century - Good condition

In an abstract design and beautifully coloured.


Height: 61 cm, weight: 1.8 kg





The Kwoma and Nukuma people live in the foothills rising above Ambunti. Like the Abelam people, they pursue a way of life centred on the Yam cult. While the Abelam do all they can to grow the individual yam roots as long as possible - the longest being 4m long - the Kwoma and Nukuma create huge piles of yam tubers and adorn these mounds with Yenastab masks, arranging them on the mound as they would an altar. Please refer to image 39 of the booklet of the Museums für Völkerkunde in Basel by Christian Kaufmann: THE ART AND CULTURE OF THE KWOMA AND NUKUMA PEOPLE (ÜBER KUNST UND KULTUR BEI DEN KWOMA UND NUKUMA).

See also Douglas Newton: Crocodile and Cassowary
Religious Art of the Upper Sepik River - New Guinea
The Museum of Primitive Art, New York 1971

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