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LIME GOURD & SPATULA

D2

Upper Ramu River, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea

This is the complete lime gourd in good condition. The spatula is a cut and formed cassowary bone, with a finely woven ‘headdress’ that is ornamented with nassa shells, and red & blue color. The rim of the gourd is trimed with a cut down conus shell. Such lime gourds are carried ceremonially in dance; but may be used at non-ceremonial times by big men.

Size: 40 x 6 cm diameter

Price: $1200

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