Brightly coloured PNG war shield, circa 1970. Measurements are 30 centimetres by 80 centimetres and approximate depth 6 cm. Price was $680, now $490.
Genuine African stool with punched dot decoration on the top. Measurements are 65 cm wide 18 cm deep and 20 cm high. Price was $150, now $98
A tribal war horn (or trumpet) from the Iatmul tribe. Early 20th century and showing signs of use.
Measurements are 110 cm high and 15 cm diameter.
Price was $245, now $195
Collect in South Melbourne or postage by arrangement.
This traditional rug or hall runner, coloured with vegetable dies would look good on the floor, or as an art piece hanging in your home.Item Measurements3.0 metres long x 0.9 metres wide.Price A$540.00
We are (unusually) reticent about commenting on this one. No idea where it is from, or it’s intended purpose. Possibly a breastplate from PNG. Any hints out there in the wide, wide world. Are there any students of ethnic culture that can identify this carving. May we note that the top uprights are partly hinged by secure weaving, indicating that it could be worn and adapt to movement.
48 cm wide x 86 cm high and approx. 5 cm thick
A carved figure of woman and child held on a more recent wire stand. Possibly Indian.
13 cm x 12 cm x 50 cm
A collection of tribal items assembled during a period in PNG over 45 years ago. Plus one Australian bark painting. What follows is some slightly vague description due to lack of familiarity with these items.
From left to right.
1/ Woven grass mask from PNG 90 cms long, some evidence of worn paint. $245
2/ Australian Aboriginal bark painting 37 cms $50.
3/ Two woven cane masks, the larger 75 cms. PNG. $79 ea.
4/ A carved story board from the Sepic River district. $150
5/ A painted mask from PNG, straw beard $195.