This is a wonderful Mythical Carved Ancestor Male Spirit and Sabut Bird Figure from the Iatmul Tribe, Yamok Village, Middle Sepik Region of Papua New Guinea. The Subut is a protector of women; and thus carvings of women in the Yamok village are surrounded by Subuts. Additionally, in Iatmul tradition it is believed that the women hold the secret knowledge of the people and that the men wield the power; therefore, Subut can also be seen to be a protector of sacred knowledge.
The Subut /Man statue is carved entirely from wood and is hand-painted using traditional paints. The primary focus of artistic expression is the men's ceremonial house. Statues and figures are usually decorated with carved ancestral spirit faces. This was collected in the fields.
A fabulous statue that will be a wonderful addition to your home or collection. Shows Age Has a Chip on the Base 15.5 Inches Tall 7.5 Inches Wide AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE.YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT THE WORLD OF BACARA. The item "Papua New Guinea Bird Man Wood Statue Sabut Statue" is in sale since Thursday, October 1, 2020.
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