SAGO ADZE HANDLE, Sissimangu village, Ramu Coast PNG. Sago adze handles are generally rather plain, but this one has reached a high degree of elegance and sophistication that employs a bird figure, with bulging eyes. Several of these are known, and all can be traced back to one artist ( name unknown) who made these from 1950s onwards, until his death in the 1980s. Beautiful age and patina.
Size: 63 x 21 cm
Price: $ 1,800