• Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Fijian Totokia ( peaked battle hammer )Artist: January Nanganyari

Green River Shield
View Full-Size Image

Green River Shield

Ask a question about this item

Green River Shield

Upper Sepik River, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

This shield was collected in the late 1960s in the Green River area. This river flows into the Upper Sepik River near the West Papuan border.  It is mountainous rugged country difficult to access. The people are the Abau and these shields are carved from the wide buttress roots of a rainforest tree.  They have no carved handle but are rope handles that would have been attached to the holes in the sides of the shield.

Size 66cm by 110cm

$750 AUD

Last Updated: Sunday, 18 February 2018 18:18