A BACK ORNAMENT KARA UT

These "karahuts" are woven from hibiscus bark twine and sennit fibre, decorated with boar's tusks, small Nasa shells with applied ochre and
charcoal paints. Karahuts  are used in a number of ceremonies, during dancing they are held between the teeth using a string coming out from the back about the level of the eyes.  When not being used they are hung around the neck and lie in the middle of the man's back or worn around the neck as a pectoral
adornment at sing sing's.

Arapesh Mountain, North Sepik/Maprik Area
Papua New Guinea

Price: € 650,-