This is a fabulous Old Papua New Guinea Suspension Hook from the Iatmul People of the Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea. Hooks has both utilitarian and ceremonial functions, and are suspended from the rafters by a cord, and they are used to safeguard food, clothing, and other items, which are placed in baskets or string bags.
These bags are hung from the hook-shaped prongs at the base to keep them out of reach of vermin. Household suspension hooks were also used to contact spirits about more minor matters.
This is a wonderful suspension hook, and would be a wonderful addition to your home or collection. Late 20th-Century Shows age and Natural Wear 22 Inches Tall 6.5 Inches Wide 3.5 Inches Deep AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE.YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA. The item "Papua New Guinea Statue Wood Iatmul Food Hook" is in sale since Wednesday, September 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.