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Phantom Shield
New Guinea
Banz area, Western Highlands
ca, 1960-80s
Cavin-Morris
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POP TRIBAL
by N.F. Karlins



During this yearís Tribal Art Fair, a new category of art emerged -- "Pop Tribal." From the Central Highlands of the main island of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific came large wooden fighting shields emblazoned with Lee Falkís comic book hero, the Phantom.

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