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Ragbag Comics
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Joined: Feb 24, 2009
Posts: 132
From: Chicago
Posted: 2013-07-05 09:05 am   Permalink

Forgot to put up this bad boy...

My folks found it someplace in rural Wisconsin (go figure)

It's almost 6ft tall:




Story is that it came over from PNG with a bunch of other
artifacts. It was purchased directly from the guy that made it.

Now have a line of defense against spear attacks.

--Pete


 
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Zinctiki
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Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Posts: 97
From: Walnut, CA
Posted: 2013-07-12 4:03 pm   Permalink

Kandingai spirit mask.



 
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PiPhiRho
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1013
From: Redondo Beach
Posted: 2013-07-12 6:00 pm   Permalink

That picture kind of makes it look like it's picking it's nose.


 
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Zinctiki
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Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Posts: 97
From: Walnut, CA
Posted: 2013-07-12 9:42 pm   Permalink

Ha! Yeah, that's a fish coming out of his nose
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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 404
From: western australia
Posted: 2013-08-21 6:44 pm   Permalink

Advertised in Perth, Western Australia - 22nd August.

Would probably make the kids think twice about hanging out in your Tiki room
when you're not at home.

I would be more than happy to act as middle man for anyone interested.

The owner seems to have quite a collection and I'll add any others that come to light.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/clarkson/other-antiques-art-collectables/skull-authentic-asmat-ancestory/1026172120
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/clarkson/other-antiques-art-collectables/skull-asmat-ancestory-genuine/1026175791

Pictures in case ads disappear:
$10,500 AUD ***Edit: Price markdown - 24th August - $9,500 AUD negotiable.***


$8,500 AUD ***Edit: Price markdown - 24th August - $8,000 AUD negotiable.***














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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-08-22 3:28 pm   Permalink

Why is the second one less?!?!? It's GORGEOUS.

 
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Zinctiki
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Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Posts: 97
From: Walnut, CA
Posted: 2013-09-11 9:04 pm   Permalink

Snake eats croc eats snake kundu.




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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5015
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2013-09-12 09:19 am   Permalink

For anyone interested, I am thinking we'll take a road trip to Bloomington in October as a new shipping container arrives from PNG. I don't have a lot of room left, but am looking for a few things. If you want to join me, please send me a PM. Once it becomes "official", I'll make it an event and spread the word more.
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Zinctiki
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Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Posts: 97
From: Walnut, CA
Posted: 2013-10-10 2:48 pm   Permalink

Imposing at 3 feet tall, hard to capture it close up.



The bottom half of the cowries and clay were gone. My first attempt to restore one of these. Got the shells online, brown & black acrylic paint and some brown clay from Micheal's. Oh, and some hard-to-find little shells from Auau (thanks!)




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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1918
Posted: 2014-02-17 4:20 pm   Permalink

Some pendants and a ?????



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kingstiedye
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Joined: Oct 05, 2005
Posts: 1295
From: sackatomato
Posted: 2014-02-17 5:45 pm   Permalink

i dig seeing everybody's crazy png items. i have a few cool things made out of animal parts.

cassowary bone daggers 9" to 16"

croc head necklace


monkey skull with boar tusks and rib? bones necklace

kangaroo skull with cassowary claws and feathers necklace
and some wood pieces






spirit figure 4' tall


slit drum 6'6" long




















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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1918
Posted: 2014-02-17 7:08 pm   Permalink

Awesome collection you have there Bullet!

 
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kingstiedye
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Joined: Oct 05, 2005
Posts: 1295
From: sackatomato
Posted: 2014-02-18 07:52 am   Permalink

thanks erik. you too. i really dig that canoe prow on page 3.

 
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SandraDee
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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
Posts: 929
Posted: 2014-02-18 4:24 pm   Permalink

Great stuff KTD!

Why is it that I can totally picture you wearing those necklaces while you are chilling at home


 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 1768
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2014-03-01 5:13 pm   Permalink

I picked this guy up a few years back. I just got around to taking a good look at it and researching what it was used for. A big part of collecting for me is finding out as much as I can about an item. I'm no expert just curious. It appears to be an Aripa, also called a Kamanggabi from the Arambak people. They live in they Korewori river area of the lower Sepik region. Here is a description of how they carving was used.

"Aripa are considered living beings who communicate with men and animals. Male Aripa help initiated men in hunting and warfare. Some are owned by individuals and some by clans. The sculptures may have been placed in the caves in memory of their owners or to accompany the bones of the deceased along with other bone mementos from successful hunts and wars.

Before a hunt, a man smears his carving with his own blood and animal excrement. Red betel nut juice might be spit on the carving. These actions appeal to the Aripa for help. That night, the invisible soul of the Aripa hunts. If the hunter's plea was successful, the Aripa will later direct him to his prey. The hunter presents the Aripa with bits of the meat after the kill. Similar rituals were used for war."

The beauty of the carving it's what caught my eye at first and I was sure it was a PNG piece. The dollar price tag seal the deal. I have read that these carvings were smoked to give them a weather resistant coating and this one has a nice coating. Has nice wear along the back wear it has been held over time. It's one of my favorite pieces I my collection and displayed proudly in the bar.










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