Lot: 122

94th Tribal Art Auction

Rare war headdress "painale"

Papua New Guinea, Western Province, Middle Fly District, Gogodala

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Marcia & John Friede, Rye, USA H: 9.4 inch This object is not available anymore.

rattan, plant fibre, lime, cassowary feathers, base The Gogodala are a tribe of approximately 25,000, located in 33 villages in Papua New Guinea. Their territory extends from the Aramia River to the lower Fly River.


Serge Schoffel, "Sur Humain, Coiffes et parures de Nouvelle-Guinée, Headdresses and ornaments from New Guinea", Brussels 2017, p. 19