Painting from a Ceremonial House Ceiling

Sago palm spathe, paint | 146.7 x 46.4cm | 1970

Yuanei, Abgwala Kalaba

Throughout New Guinea, men’s ceremonial houses were, and in many places still are, the primary focus for painting and sculpture. Like the cathedrals of medieval Europe, they are generally the largest and most sacred buildings in the village, rising h...
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