Check with seller Old Papua New Guinea Wood Figure Carving with Shell Inlay

Old & exceptional folk naive art
Papua New Guinea Wood Figure Carving with Shell Inlay
Note the missing area bottom side

By an unknown but talented PNG artist

Good condition - wood, worn paint and sea shells - metal screw/loop for hanging
Minor wear and tear
Approx: 32 inches high

Papua New Guinea
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Papua New Guinea, officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua.
Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world; 852 languages are listed for the country, of which 12 have no known living speakers. Most of the population of over 7 million people live in customary communities, which are as diverse as the languages. It is also one of the most rural, as only 18 percent of its people live in urban centres. The country is one of the world's least explored, culturally and geographically; many undiscovered species of plants and animals are thought to exist in the interior, as well as groups of uncontacted people.


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