Gopi Board, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea . Gopi (Gope) Boards are made in the Papuan Gulf region of Papua New Guinea. They are made by a young man’s uncle for the nephew’s initiation. Each one is named and the carver/uncle dances with it during the initiation ceremony. After that it is used in the men’s house to guard clan areas and headhunting skull displays.
Designs are traditional for clans and families with a little room for artistic freedom. Styles are unique to various villages and regions of the area. Gopis are still made and used by Gulf tribes. This classic image is 41.75 inches tall.
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