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Very Fine Abelam Yam Shovel Top, Papua New Guinea - #8461

Very Fine Abelam Yam Shovel Top. Yam shovels are long pieces, 6 to 8 feet long, of black palm wood with a bluntly pointed end that are used to plant and tend the giant yams men grow for the annual yam ceremony. Imagery is clan faces and designs. This very special piece was collected by Ron Perry on 6 December 1974 in the Abelam village of Serenguandu. This shovel had a place of honor denoted by the fact that in Ron’s notes the owner said it had been named - “Kooch.”

Priced at $665 plus $60 for shipping. Total cost $725

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