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.