Papus New Guinea Wood Sabut Bird Iatmul Yamok Village

$187.50 $250.00

This unique Old Mythical Carved and Painted Wood Sabut Bird is from the Iatmul Tribe , Yamok Village, Middle Sepik Region of Papua New Guinea. The men carve a Suburb bird from their creation story. Sabut is the good Spirit in the Creation Story. In the Iatmul creation myths, a bird called Sabut took a leading role by protecting a woman from being raped by a crocodile-man. The woman laid two eggs which the Sabut helped tend. The Sabut statue is carved entirely from wood and is hand-painted using traditional paints. This Sabut bird would a wonderful addition to your home or your collection.

20th-Century
Shows Age and Wear

29.5 Inches Tall
2 3/4 Inches Wide
7 Inches Deep

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