Abelam Tamberan Board Oceanic Art Papua New Guinea Art  
  Abelam Tamberan Board Oceanic Art New Guinea Art  
  Abelam New Guinea Tambaran Board  
  Oceanic Art Abelam Village Men's House Board  
     
     
 
   
ITEM NO:
Abelam Tambaran Board_01_1115
   
DESCRIPTION: ABELAM HOUSE TAMBERAN SPIRIT BOARD - UTMANDJI
   
 
Used at times of male initiations, this spirit board "Utmandji" was a form of decoration within a
 
man's house. This elaborate carving features a guardian spirit or ancestor adorned with a
 
prominent headdress known as a "Waken", iconic to the Abelam people. Natural pigments
 
remain intact. Carved from buttress root. A fine village repair is evidenton the lower right hand section.
 
   
DIMENSIONS:
36" x 17.5"
   
LOCATION:
Abelam, Papua New Guinea, Sepik River Region