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Art and Decoration in Central New Guinea ( 1988 )
Publisher: Shire Ethnography Publications ; Author(s): Craig, Barry ; Soft Cover : 72 pages ; illustrated ; English
Covers the full range of decorated material from the Mountain-Ok region of central New Guinea. Styles and, forms of shields, arrows and tobacco-smoking apparatus of central New Guinea are compared to those of the upper Sepik area to the north.
Seventy two illustrated pages, The first publication to cover the full range of decorated material from the Mountain-Ok region of central New Guinea. , The author provides an historical and ethnographic overview of the area and then relates certain objects and their decorative style to the religious and ritual life of the people. Artifacts include houseboards and decorated house facades, warshields, arrows, tobacco-smoking apparatus, paint containers worn through the earlobe, taro scrapers, palmwood clubs and cpaintings on bark and rock surfaces.