Papua New Guinea gourd

Papua New Guinea gourd for carrying ceremonial oil for sale

Object Type: Oil Gourd

Locality: Yalibu Papua New Guinea Highlands

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1950

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

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