|Title:||Papua New Guinea Talipun Bride Price|
|Size:||27.00" x 16.00" x 7.25"|
Fine Talipun (bride price) from the Yangoru Boiken people of Papua New Guinea. The woven cane ornament in the form of an ancestor visage attached to a spiral section of a Turbo marmoratus (marine gastropod) shell, purchased from coastal tribes. The surface decorated with earth, polychrome pigments and feathers. Similar to a dowry, a bride price is an amount of wealth paid by a man to the family of a woman upon their marriage. East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. 20th century. 27" high x 16" wide x 7.25 " deep.
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