A PAPUAN GOLF BULL ROARER

Wapo Creek, Humobauri Village

Papua New Guinea

Ex Collection Thomas Schultze Westrum, Berlin

Loed van Bussel, Amsterdam, Joop Schafthuizen, Belgium

Wood and pigments, 82 x 14,5 cm

This thin blade howls or roars when whirled through the air on a string. In Papua New Guinea bull roarers hold a traditional place of honour in men’s ceremonial clubhouses. The Humobauri people of the Purari River Delta used them during funerals of important men and called them ”Imunu viki” (weeping spirits)

Price on request.