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Timbuwara figure
New Guinea
Southern Highlands
ca. 1980s
Straw woven with yellow, white, and red colored natural pigment stripes
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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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