Papua New Guinea

Magic figure Stone Iniet New Britain, Papua New Guinea


Magic figure Stone Iniet New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Magic figure Stone Iniet New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Magic figure Stone Iniet New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Magic figure Stone Iniet New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Magic figure Stone Iniet New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Magic figure Stone Iniet New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Magic figure Stone Iniet New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Magic figure Stone Iniet New Britain, Papua New Guinea    Magic figure Stone Iniet New Britain, Papua New Guinea
These idols are attributed to a secret mens society in East New britain, PNG , the Iniet. The Iniet society was often called upon to exact vengeance or retribution. Once a commission was taken out against a person, the powerfull sorcer, would choose a block of limestone and start to carve an Iniet figure. After the idol had been brought to life by the sorcer it was put in a position amongst bushes around the house of the victim.

Life for the owner would go on as normal until, one day he view the ominous figure looking at him. The person would stop eating, pine away, get sick and waste to death.

When the German Empire annexed the Gazelle Peninsula as a colony, the Ingiet society was outlawed because of its terror related activities. For similar idols see McLeod Gift Collection. Dimensions : 43 X 18 X 6 cm. The item "Magic figure Stone Iniet New Britain, Papua New Guinea" is in sale since Thursday, May 13, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "1pepito1" and is located in Nice. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  1. Style: Pacific Islands & Oceania
  2. Material: Stone
  3. Original/Reproduction: Original

Magic figure Stone Iniet New Britain, Papua New Guinea    Magic figure Stone Iniet New Britain, Papua New Guinea