Papua New Guinea

Stunning Fine Old Yena Stick Nukuma Mask, Sepik, PNG, Papua New Guinea


Stunning Fine Old Yena Stick Nukuma Mask, Sepik, PNG, Papua New Guinea
Stunning Fine Old Yena Stick Nukuma Mask, Sepik, PNG, Papua New Guinea
Stunning Fine Old Yena Stick Nukuma Mask, Sepik, PNG, Papua New Guinea
Stunning Fine Old Yena Stick Nukuma Mask, Sepik, PNG, Papua New Guinea
Stunning Fine Old Yena Stick Nukuma Mask, Sepik, PNG, Papua New Guinea
Stunning Fine Old Yena Stick Nukuma Mask, Sepik, PNG, Papua New Guinea
Stunning Fine Old Yena Stick Nukuma Mask, Sepik, PNG, Papua New Guinea
Stunning Fine Old Yena Stick Nukuma Mask, Sepik, PNG, Papua New Guinea
Stunning Fine Old Yena Stick Nukuma Mask, Sepik, PNG, Papua New Guinea
Stunning Fine Old Yena Stick Nukuma Mask, Sepik, PNG, Papua New Guinea
Stunning Fine Old Yena Stick Nukuma Mask, Sepik, PNG, Papua New Guinea
Stunning Fine Old Yena Stick Nukuma Mask, Sepik, PNG, Papua New Guinea

Stunning Fine Old Yena Stick Nukuma Mask, Sepik, PNG, Papua New Guinea   Stunning Fine Old Yena Stick Nukuma Mask, Sepik, PNG, Papua New Guinea

To see more fine oceanic artefacts. This is a stunning well carved and Yena Stick Nukuma Mask from the Kwoma Waskuk East Sepik region of Papua New Guinea. This raw organic well carved Yena Stick Nukuma Mask is extremely well carved with a deep concave facial plane, sharp features with a bird figure at the top (likely a hornbill) and is of classical form.

This is a fine old figure of far higher quality than is usually found and is truly a museum quality organic piece. The estimated age of the piece is between 1960s to 1970s. The Kwoma and Nukuma people live in the foothills rising above Ambunti. Like the Abelam people, they pursue a way of life centred on the Yam cult. While the Abelam do all they can to grow the individual yam roots as long as possible - the longest being 4m long - the Kwoma and Nukuma create huge piles of yam tubers and adorn these mounds with Yena stick masks, arranging them on the mound as they would an altar.

Has had a small repair to beak of hornbill but not noticeable. This is a stunning collectors piece.

Pre post weight 2.3kg. This is not always possible given the sizes and unique packing requirements for each unique piece. Can also insure package if required. STANDS ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH ANY ITEM.

Pictures make up part of the description. The item "Stunning Fine Old Yena Stick Nukuma Mask, Sepik, PNG, Papua New Guinea" is in sale since Sunday, September 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bubble_artefacts" and is located in Wurtulla, QLD. This item can be shipped to Australia, United States, Germany, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, France.

  1. Material: Wood
  2. Original/Reproduction: Original
  3. Provenance: Kwoma
  4. Product Type: Carvings
  5. Originating Region: Papua New Guinea
  6. Era: 1960s


Stunning Fine Old Yena Stick Nukuma Mask, Sepik, PNG, Papua New Guinea   Stunning Fine Old Yena Stick Nukuma Mask, Sepik, PNG, Papua New Guinea