Tapuiondaua by Joseph TimbinTapuiondaua by Joseph Timbin
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Tapuiondaua

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"Tapuiondaua gave birth to a snake and named him Gunaua and a crocodile whom she called Paligaui. She sent the snake on land and the crocodile on water. When Tapuiondaua wanted to go to a 'singsing' in another village the snake would help to get there. When crossing rivers and barets the crocodile would take her." -as told by Mastercarver Joseph Timbin in Palembei Village.

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Location Papua New Guinea
Region Papua New Guinea
Artist Joseph Timbin
NWC Nation N/A
Date Created 1999
Dimensions 12.5" x 8" x 35"
Materials & Edition wood, natural pigments, shells, wood base

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