Lower Sepik Dish

Lower Sepik Dish Papua New Guinea for sale

Object Type: Food Dish

Locality: Watam Village, Lower Sepik, Papua New guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1940

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


Sale price $950

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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.

Shields 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.