Abelam Karahut adornment for sale


Object Type: Mouth Adornment

Locality: Abelam People Sepik Papua New Guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1940

Height: 55 cm

Description: This is a superb tightly made Abelam boar tusk mouth adornment known as a Karahut. It has vibrant natural pigments, old copper wire eyes and unlike almost all the others I have seen for sale the feather attachments are still intact.

The body is filled with magical herbs to assist a warrior during times of tribal feuding. The Karahut would have been held in the warrior’s teeth by the tab at the top of the head during battle to terrify the enemy or hung around the neck during ceremonial dances.

It was collected by an Australian Agricultural officer in the 1950’s

Price: SOLD


Article on Pacific island Jewellery

Other Art objects Available

Maprik Karahut Mouth adornment

This section is a part of optimizing this web site page for the keyword Papua New Guinea War club.  In the world of the internet, a website will be visited by google bots. Amongst other things, the length of the article or page should be over 300 words. This makes it necessary to add additional words so that a page ranks better.  What you are reading right now is a part of that optimization process.
The process can be frustrating and I hope you can excuse me for placing this extra text. Three hundred words may not sound a lot but it is often more than needed for a punchy description.
It is not only keyword that I use this technique for. I have used it for other artifacts and artworks from Papua New Guinea and oceanic art.
Papua New Guinea War Club as Art
Like many other artifacts, this object is not just an artifact it is art. Collectors from around the world collect art from different regions. This art is Tribal art. In reality, Tribal art or ethnographic art is art from around the world.
Please feel free to also my other website on Aboriginal Art and Artifacts.