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Crocodile Canoe Prow, Middle Sepik River, New Guinea. 14

Crocodile Canoe Prow, Middle Sepik River, New Guinea. As you may know, canoes are virtually the only way to travel along the Sepik roads being practically nonexistent between most villages. The traditional form is the crocanone although you see other types as well. Once a canoe gets too old and rotten to patch any longer they are often burned as firewood then the prow kept to be sold. This old prow actually has burning on the end indicating they burned it down until they got to the prow. It measures 21.5 inches long and 6.75 inches wide at the widest remaining part.

Priced at $110 plus $30 shipping costs within the US (Please see below for important shipping information)

 Total cost will be $140

PLEASE NOTE: Shipping has gotten very pricey. I have no interest in making money on shipping costs. If I can ship your purchase for less than the quoted price I will immediately refund the difference.

*If I am shipping to you outside the US, please contact me for shipping costs. I will get back to you with a total.



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1-800-335-0275 or 605-342-5873 or use the form below.


Please note: All New Guinea artifacts are one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale.
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