Lower Sepik Dish
Lower Sepik Dish Papua New Guinea for sale
Locality: Watam Village, Lower Sepik, Papua New guinea
Height: 55 cm
Description: This is the best example of a Lower Sepik Dish that I have collected. The terminals are superbly carved and the bowl in good condition. It does have some old paint on the sides marking who owned this particular bowl during a ceremony.
Great patina and in good condition.
Price: $1200 AUD
Lower Sepik food dish
Papua New Guinea is known for its rich and diverse cultural heritage, which includes traditional arts and crafts. One notable craft form in Papua New Guinea is the creation of bowls or containers. These bowls serve various purposes within the cultural and practical contexts of different indigenous communities.
Papua New Guinea bowls are often handcrafted using traditional techniques and materials. Made from a variety of materials, including wood, bamboo, clay, or even shells. The choice of material depends on the availability and resources found in the specific region or community.
The designs of these bowls can be intricate and reflect the unique artistic styles and symbolism of the particular tribe or region. Adorned with carvings, paintings, other decorative elements, and cultural motifs of the local culture.
In many Papua New Guinean communities, bowls have significant cultural and ceremonial value. They are often used in rituals, feasts, and traditional events. Utilized for holding food, beverages, or various offerings. Some bowls may have specific symbolic meanings or spiritual significance
It’s important to note that Papua New Guinea is home to hundreds of distinct indigenous groups. Each group with its own artistic traditions and practices. Therefore, the styles, materials, and purposes of bowls can vary.
I have used it for other artefacts and artworks from Papua New Guinea and oceanic art.