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Help Identify, What Is This, Is This A? Thread
Dagg
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Joined: Jun 26, 2012
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From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2012-12-31 08:16 am   Permalink

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On 2012-12-31 07:36, Mr. NoNaMe wrote:
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On 2012-12-30 19:55, Dagg wrote:
help a newbie out (again)

Tiki?







The piece on the left is possibly from the Asmat tribe of Papua (Dutch New Guinea or Irian Jaya) on the western half of New Guinea. Is it a vessel/bowl?
The piece on the right appears to be from Papua. More likely made further west into Indonesia for the tourist trade. The motifs on the front are very Asmat.
Typically, the western side of the island of New Guinea (Papua) makes more humanoid looking carvings. Whereas the eastern side (Papua New Guinea) makes more stylized and zoomorphic carvings.
The more humanoid the carving is the less tiki it would be considered. I would absolutely get the carving on the left because of how old it is even if it isn't considered tiki by some. It would fit in very well in a tiki bar. Or my collection.
Edit: This is an uneducated answer as I sit in front of one of my Tangaroa.
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[ This Message was edited by: Mr. NoNaMe 2012-12-31 08:21 ]




sweet thanks for the info, my gut said png when I spotted it. Yes the thing on his head is a bowl/vessel
It stands appx 2.5-3' and is kind of light... He wants 50 bucks for it. Ill go back and get it today

Thanks again!
Darren

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