A fine old Telefomin War Shield
Mek People Telefomin Area, Star Mountains Area, West Sepik Province
Papua New Guinea
163 x 56cm or (64 x22 inches)
This fine old and well used Shield from the Telefomin Area where War Shields were considered to be ancestral relics and were kept in men's ceremonial houses.
The Telefomin People are also famous for their beautifully carved & painted Ceremonial House Doors that have designs that are similar to their Shields. See my website for a fine old Men’s House Door.
Collected in the 1960's by an Australian expat. ; The Todd Barlin Collection of Oceanic Art.