Scoop

Production date
1975-1979
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
N C D
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Description
Register description: Scoop-wood, carved squatting human figure at base of handle. L.502mm, W.80mm
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander
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Production place
Measurements
L.502, W.80 mm
Media/Materials description
Wood
History and use
This scoop/spoon, which is carved in the Tami Islands style, was created at the National Art School in Port Moresby in the 1970s. The National Art School was established in 1972 as part of the state-sponsored cultural development that was taking place in Papua New Guinea in the lead-up to Independence. The institution aimed to nurture young artists and celebrate the cultural diversity of Papua New Guinea, while at the same time promoting a national artistic style. The handle of this polished scoop has been carved in the form of a squatting human figure and hands resting on its legs.
Registration number
E17942

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