Sculpture - Malagan
Papua New Guinea
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At the top of the eikuar is usually placed an image of a bird or a human head, and at base is usually found a depiction of a pig's head. The top image of an eikuar represents the individual character of the owning clan.
Malagan ceremonies are large, intricate traditional cultural events that take place in parts of New Ireland province in Papua New Guinea. The word malagan also refers to wooden carvings which are prepared for the ceremonies, and to an entire system of traditional culture.