AJ19 Abelam Pair Haus Tamboram Panels Maprik Area
Item # .AJ19
Description .Superb pair of Haus Tamboram panels called Utmandji Boards that were collected by a expat plantation owner in 1952. These carved panels were used to decorate the inner sanctums of Haus Tamborams in the Maprik area. They are carved from the buttress roots of trees and generally feature an three dimensional ancestor figure with a raised face. These are a great examples of this art form and rare in being a pair.
Size .Panel one 62cm * 28cm & Panel two 59cm * 28cm