Suspension Hook with Birds by Kaua GitaSuspension Hook with Birds by Kaua Gita
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Suspension Hook with Birds

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' We call these 'samban', we use them to hold bilums or baskets containing food that we may have smoked in the fire. We want to protect (the food) from rats, ants and other insects and especially from the spirits who live in trees to prevent them from eating our food. We only carve animals or birds that belong to our clan' Kaua Gita explains the use of a suspension hook

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Location Papua New Guinea
Region Papua New Guinea
Artist Kaua Gita
NWC Nation N/A
Date Created 2004
Dimensions 48" x 17" x 6.5"
Materials & Edition wood, shells, natural pigments

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