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  Karawari Aripa figure Oceanic Art New Guinea Art  
  Karawari Cave figure New Guinea  
  Karawari Cave sculpture Sepik Art  
  Karawari Cave Aripa figure New Guinea  
 
   
Item No: karawari_cave_sculpture_0126
   
Description: This Karawari cave figure was carved and used by the Ewa people - one of the largest
  and most important cultural groups to inhabit the middle Sepik River region. This
  silhouetted one-legged male figure, seemingly made to be viewed in profile is a
  representative of an Aripa figure. These sculptures were individually created to
  represent supernatural beings who provided guidance to their owner, Ewa men, whilst
  hunting. Once the owner of the sculpture died, the Aripa figure was housed in a cave
  like structure, serving as a memorial for the deceased male.
   
Dimensions: 56" x 6.5"
   
Location: Karawari, Papua New Guinea, Sepik River Region
   
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