Papua Statue / West Papua tribe, Indonesia. There are some hairlines from old age, but otherwise the Papua statue is solid and in beautiful aged condition. Circa 1960, hardwood.
The indigenous peoples of New Guinea in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, commonly called Papuans, are Melanesians. There is genetic evidence for two major historical lineages in New Guinea and neighboring islands. A first wave from the Malay Archipelago perhaps 50,000 years ago when New Guinea and Australia were a single landmass called Sahul and, much later, a wave of Austronesian people from the north who introduced Austronesian languages and pigs about 3,500 years ago. They also left a small but significant genetic trace in many coastal Papuan peoples.
Height: 48 cm / 18.9 inches
Width: 15 cm / 5.9 inches
Side width: 17 cm / 6.7 inches
Weight: 2.8 kg / 6.1 lb
After packing: 5 kg / 11 lb
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