Z15 Woven Karahut Abelam People Prince Alexander Mtns.
Item # Z15
Description A Superb Woven Karahut made by the Abelam people from the Prince Alexander Mountains, collected in the early 1960’s. The “karahut” are woven from hibiscus bark and sennit fibre and decorated with boar’s tusks, Nasa shells and with applied ochre and charcoal. Karahuts are used as Warriors Charms and would have been held in the warrior’s teeth by the tab at the top during battle to terrify the enemy. During dancing they are held between the teeth and when not in use they are hung by string around the neck over the back.
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Size: 39cm * 11cm