Category Archives: NEW GUINEA ART

Tolai Shell Money: Oceanic Art

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Tolai Shell Money or Tabu as it is called in Tolai language is a unique form of Tribal Art made from traditional nassa shells. Tolai Shell money is used as currency on the Gazelle Peninsula of East New Britain / … Continue reading

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Massim Spatulas and their functions

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Function of Massim Spatulas It was on Basilaki Island that I first became aware that the Massim have entirely different views of lime spatulas than those currently assumed in the West. I was stranded due to high winds in a … Continue reading

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MARUPAI

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Marupai are unique form of oceanic art made from a small carved coconut used in association with sorcery in the Papuan Gulf in New Guinea. They are a unique form of Tribal Art and found in the collections of museums … Continue reading

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