A TAMI ISLANDS DRUM

Provenance: Loed van Bussel, Amsterdam

Drums from Tami island, Siassi, and West New Britain often have abstract pig tusk motifs. The middle third is often engraved with clan motifs. Opposite the handle is often a ridge of high relief carving.The most collectible drums from this area have faces on them.
The designs on drums from this area are often shared with the bowls this area is best known for. This drum has four faces, two on both sides.

Tami Islands, Huon Golf, Papua New Guinea
Wood, 71 x 22 cm, good condition

Price:  €  950,-