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Very Rare Abstract Talipoon Face, Boiken people, New Guinea - #8553

Very Rare Abstract Talipoon Face - Talipoons are made in the Boiken area out of the large green snail shells decorated with a woven "face". They are traded all over the region and are important parts of the bride price ceremony. Most talipoon faces have some sort of imagery, either human or animal, on them even if quite abstract. This rare face is purely abstract and, I think, quite lovely. I really like the filigree design woven on the face along with the delicate colors. It was collected in the Boiken village of Suondo in February of 1975 by Ron Perry and dates to the mid-20th century. It is 11.75 by 7.5 inches and comes with a stand.

Priced at $525

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