Sylvester Tungi

Sylvester Tungi

Country/Region: Papua New Guinea

Tribe: Iatmul

Village: Kaminibit Village, Middle Sepik

Sylvester Tungi was born in 1952 in Kaminibit Village where he started to learn to carve when he was six years old. He is married and has seven children. The boys are learning to carve and the girls to weave in the traditional styles of the Iatmul people. Renowned for his refined and intricate carving, Tungi is one of the leading master carvers in Papua New Guinea and his work can be found in Germany, France, Holland, Australia, the United States and Canada.

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