Papua New Guinea Abelam Wood Yam Planting Stick

$61.20 $72.00

This digging stick is used for the ceremony of planting the first yams of the season. Such a ceremonial piece is reserved for ceremonial use during harvest. The clan carvings represents an ancestor associated with yam harvesting. It was carved out of the trunk of stringy palm. It is a defined and powerful sculptural form to their work that is more naturalistic. A wonderful addition to your home or collection.

Late 20th-Century

Shows age and Natural Wear

25 3/4 Inches Tall on Stand
24 Inches Tall
1/4 Inches x 1/4 Inches

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