A Rare Carved and Painted Turtle Shell Warriors Armband complete with woven fibre strap

A Rare Carved and Painted Turtle Shell Warriors Armband complete with woven fibre strap

1800 to 1900 Northwest coast of Papua New Guinea

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A Rare Carved and Painted Turtle Shell Warriors Armband complete with woven fibre strap . Northwest coast of Papua New Guinea
Late 19 th Century

Size : 16 cm high , 11 cm dia. ( approx. ) – 6½ ins high , 4¼ ins dia ( approx )

The art of the people of the northwest coastal area of New Guinea is a refined mix of the south east Asian Influences of western New Guinea and the more remote formal art of the Sepik river . Geographically the area comprises a long stretch of lowland plains interspersed with rivers running down from the mountains , along the coast north of the Sepik delta .
The tribal art of this area is very little known and rarely appears on the open market . In 1898 a German artefact collector was already complaining of the lack of good old pieces along this coast !


Dimensions
Height 16.00 cm (6.30 inches)
Width 11.00 cm (4.33 inches)
Medium
Turtle Shell and woven fibre
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