BE05 Flutestopper Mid 20th c.


Item #                 BE05

Description      Superb Flutestopper with a great face. Nice piece from the mid 20th Century. Along the Sepik one common way of proving that the spirits were indeed attending ceremonies was to provide them with a voice, and this was the function of the sacred flutes. When the flute was playing, normally in pairs and out of sight, the initiated and the uninitiated alike believed that the spirits were present. The real essence of the power of the spirit was incorporated into the elaborately carved stoppers.

Size                      137cm (54″) o/a

Price                    USD$750

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