Massim Net Float

Old Massim Net float for sale

Object Type: net Float

Locality: Southern Massim region Papua New guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1940

Height: 15 cm

Description: Massim net floats often have a strange smoked patina that at first does not make sense until you realize that the nets and floats were dried over a cooking fire after use.  The designs are believed to draw fish into the nets that are made from handwoven pandanus root fiber.  This is a small example from a fishing net and rarer than larger examples from a dugong net.

Price: SOLD

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Massim Net Float from papua new guinea

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