Yangoru Headrest Oceanic Art New Guinea  
  Headrest Yangoru New Guinea Oceanic Art  
  Headrest spirit figure New Guinea  
  Papua New Guinea Head Rest  
  Head Rest Papua New Guinea Oceanic Art  
     
 
   
ITEM NO:
Yangoru_Headrest_1_0815
   
DESCRIPTION: YANGORU HEADREST
   
 
Headrests in Papua New Guinea often hold rich cultural importance and display carvings
 
that signify clan traditional beliefs. This Yangoru headrest has two delicate spirit figures
 
at either end of the piece, both with nasal incisions. There is evidence of ongoing use with
 
a rich patina where the head is placed. The main section is supported by loya cane legs set
 
in place with bound rattan.
   
DIMENSIONS:
17.5" x 4.5"
   
LOCATION:
Yangoru, Papua New Guinea, Sepik River Region