Gope Board, Giobari Island, Papuan Gulf
A finely and classical carved Goaribari Sprit Board, circa 1950s.
Ex The late Alyn Miller Collection. Alyn was working for the UN in PNG and was instrumental in setting up the first government sponsored traditional art business in PNG in the 1970s. This afforded Alyn may opportunities to travel to many remote areas of PNG, where he selected the best artworks for his own collection. He was also did the research and editing for the book “The artefacts and crafts of Papua New Guinea”
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