Monthly Archives: July 2012

New ‘Ancestor Pole’ Carving

Hi All, another carving comes off the production line, this one’s vaguely based on a New Guinea Asmat ancestor pole. The poles would be carved when a relative was killed or headhunted and would help the ancestor’s spirit to reach … Continue reading

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Making a Korowai Shield in New guinea

Cool video showing the making of a Korowai war shield in western New Guinea. It’s amazing that they used to produce all their carvings using only bone chisels, stone axes and sea shells for finishing. The colours are also amazingly … Continue reading

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