Turama River Gope board

Large Turama River Gope board for sale


Object Type: Spirit board

Locality: Turama River, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1950

Height: 92 cm


This large Turama River gope board was collected on the Turama river in the Papuan Gulf before 1964 by Dick Randolph a crocodile hunter and skin trader. It is to large to be a board held by a dancer so is probably a board kept in the hausman.  The board does have a slight twist but has been made from an old canoe side and has remnant pigments.  Boards of this size from Turama are extremely rare as the population in this area is very sparse.  

Price: $1500 AUD


Sale price $800 Aud

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Turama River Gope board

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