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New Guinea Abelam Carved Coconut Basket

New Guinea Abelam Carved Coconut Basket New Guinea Abelam Carved Coconut Basket New Guinea Abelam Carved Coconut Basket New Guinea Abelam Carved Coconut Basket New Guinea Abelam Carved Coconut Basket New Guinea Abelam Carved Coconut Basket

Vintage carved Coconut basket or handled bowl from the Maprik of Papua New Guinea. Coconut measures about 5 1/2" tall x 6 1/4" across.The entire exterior is covered with shallow ancestral and clan images. One side has a slightly curved 2 3/4" diagonal crack, which is stable. The exterior has a shiny patina from handling. One of the coconut's three depressions at the top is pierced, possibly for suspension.

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