Korwar statues from Papua

The korwar statue represents the personification of the soul of an ancestor or a departed next of kin. The role of such statues is to protect the living from harm and disaster.
The Asmat believe that they are descendent from Fumeripits, the Creator, from whom they inherited the ability to carve and chisel. Wow ipits (carvers) create human forms from especially selected wood.

All Korwar statues from Papua

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