House Panel, Kamge Village, Papua New Guinea. Panels made from tree bark are painted with clan and village imagery and used to decorate the men’s clan house. In some areas these panel cover the interior of the men’s house making for an amazing and colorful house interior.
This panel is painted with clay and vegetable-based village-made paints. It is 43.5 inches tall but because of the type of bark it is quite light in weight. This panel was exhibited in the show The Bird and the Flute. Mythic Images of New Guinea held at the Eide-Dalrymple Gallery, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD in 2013.
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