MASSIVE TAMI ISLAND FEAST DISH/ BOWL

Origin: New Guinea, Huon Gulf, Tami Island    (Provenance: Ex. Raymond Handley collection San Francisco. He was the previous owner of Folk Art International  located in the Frank Lloyd Wright building at 140 Maiden Lane)

Period/Date:  Circa 1950-60's

Materials:   hardwood, lime

Description:  This large classic feast dish was carved from one piece of wood and has impressive volumes features two relief-carved ancestor figures.  The sides have four detailed relief-carved snakes, transitioning into stylized squids with faces?  The designs are accentuated with lime infill.  The bottom of the bowl has a simple carved grub worm symbol.  It has handsome color overall, being like a dark chocolate turning to red.  It shows obvious wear and field use.  Areas of the rim have some minor chewing.  Minor age cracks to one side.   Its scale and splendor is amazing in person and it is a lot of art for the money. 

Dimensions:   Length 34.5"  (87.5 cm), Width 17 7/8"  (45.5 cm), Height 8"  (20.5 cm)

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