Sculpture - Malagan
Papua New Guinea
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Interpreted as the 'root of the tree of the malagan', the kobokobor is understood to the strongest of the malagans.
When transferred to the next generation, the new owner has been handed the main bulk of the clan's malagans and that responsibility is then transferred to them.
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.