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Maira Figure From the Maprik Area, Abelam People, Papua New Guinea – SOLD

Maira figure from the Maprik area, Abelam people, Papua New Guinea. Many of the artifacts from the Wosera and Maprik areas have to do with the yam cycle and ceremonies involved with it, a tradition of birth and rebirth.

Figures such as this one are also part of the birth and rebirth cycle and represent ancestral spirits that are involved in all aspects of village life, all tied to the yam cycle.

This colorful figure is classic in design and painting and was definitely made to be used and was used. The paints are all locally made from clays and vegetable sources. It is 34.5 inches tall and custom mounted.

Priced at SOLD

 Total cost will be $495

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SHIPPING COSTS: Shipping has gotten very pricey and changes regularly. I have no interest in making money on shipping costs. You can order with confidence. I promise you if I can ship your purchase for less than the quoted price I will immediately refund the difference. If it costs more than the quoted price I will honor that price.

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


To purchase this piece, or if you have any questions about it, Email Joe, call:
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.
Please make all checks or money orders out to Reptile Gardens.