Papua New Guinea stone axe
Papua New Guinea highlands stone axe. Wood hilt, stone, rope and reed wrapped. Dated around 1900 or older. For the Papuan tribes, stone axe is one of their traditional weapon in Papua. The edge of the stone axe is usually oval and framed with weavings from wood fiber and orchid. They usually use the stone axe for cutting and gouging.
Amsterdam art market 1970-1990. Private collection Mr.. E. S. Amsterdam 2020.
Length 49,3 cm, width 35 cm.
Good, no repairs, some wear of old age.