This is a beautiful carved wood Ancestral Food Hook figure from Kangingara Village, Black Water Lakes Region, Papua New Guinea. Hooks has both utilitarian and ceremonial functions, and are suspended from the rafters by a cord, and they are used to safeguard food, clothing, and other items, which are placed in baskets or string bags. These bags are hung from the hook-shaped prongs at the base to keep them out of reach of vermin. Household suspension hooks were also used to contact spirits about more minor matters. This is a wonderful suspension hook,and would be a wonderful addition to your home or collection.
Shows age and Natural Wear
30 Inches Tall
5 Inches Wide
3 Inches Deep
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