This beautifully handcrafted piece is made out of nassa shells and is commonly used by men of the Asmat ethnic group of Papua. The nose pierce symbolizes masculinity and serves a purpose of instilling fear in rivals. The Asmat are amongst the most well-known woodcarvers in the Pacific. The art traditionally produced by the Asmat are sought by collectors worldwide. Would be a great conversation starter displayed on a shelf or table.
Size: 8" H x 6 1/4" W, Base is 4" W x 2 3/4" D
Place of origin: Papua New Guinea
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