Kakame Spirit Figure

Papuan Gulf Area

Papua New Guinea

Height 57 cm or 22.4 inches

DESCRIPTION

This amazing sculpture was made by an artist from the Bamu River Area of the Papuan Gulf on the South Coast of Papua New Guinea. These figures are carved from the roots of the mangrove trees where the natural form is found in the tree and only small carving & designs are added to represent powerful spirits that dwell in the bush and in isolated swamps. Kakame representing these spirits in their visible form are originally used to cajole or coax supernatural beings into attending to human needs and protection.

CONDITION

Provenance

The Todd Barlin Collection

DATE

Dimensions

Height 57 cm or 22.4 inches

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