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Malu Board

Malu Board by Unknown artist

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A malu is a ceremonial board. Such openwork carving is characteristic of the Sawos people of the eastern Sepik river province in Papua New Guinea. Birds, insects and mammals are often included as totemic species.

Malu have long been associated with the Iatmul people, who commonly obtain them through trade with the Sawos. (Te Moananui a Kiwa, 2005)

Title
Malu Board
Artist/creator
Production date
Unknown
Medium
wood, pigment
Dimensions
1820 x 430 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1988
Accession no
C1994/1/260
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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