Papua New Guinea gourd
Papua New Guinea gourd for carrying ceremonial oil for sale
Locality: Yalibu Papua New Guinea Highlands
Height: 46 cm
Description: This old intact container was used for carrying ceremonial body oil. Oil to make your body glisten during a sing sing was a commodity and was traded from areas with natural oil seeps. It is gourd covered in woven cane made to be carried under the arm. The top would have been stuffed with leaves as a stopper.
It comes with a custom made stand
Price: $500 AUD