Male Karawari Cave Sculpture ~ Price On Application
This Karawari cave figure was carved and used by the Ewa people - one of the largest and most important cultural groups to inhabit the middle Sepik River region. This silhouetted one-legged male figure, seemingly made to be viewed in profile is a representative of an Aripa figure. These sculptures were individually created to represent supernatural beings who provided guidance to their owner, Ewa men, whilst hunting. Once the owner of the sculpture died, the Aripa figure was housed in a cave like structure, serving as a memorial for the deceased male.