New Guinea art and artifacts: masks, sculpture and body art. Explore the black art of New Guinea tribal artefacts and folk art. Black art history is more than African art and African masks. Discover black Melanesian New Guinea's Oceanic art!

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Melanesian Art TOC (New Guinea, Solomon Islands, etc)

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Tribal art from Papua New Guinea, Papua (formerly Irian Jaya) and the Solomon Islands

[Art Dealer in the Last Unknown, Ron Perry and New Guinea Art, the early years, 1963 - 1974, by Carolyn Leigh and Ron Perry: 193k]

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[New Guinea Tribal Art eGuide, by Carolyn Leigh: 75k]

New Guinea Tribal Art eGuide by Carolyn Leigh with Ron Perry and Doug Mehaffey. Find out about your fabulous piece of New Guinea tribal art. The eGuide provides quick info about New Guinea art and art areas with links to more information. The eGuide contains over 130 photographs and 10 maps, plus adventure photos from Ron's explorations in New Guinea. Buy now from Amazon or from the Apple Store through iTunes for all your electronic book readers - only $3.99.

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Diary entries on this site: 1967: Karawari Hooks Come Out - 1970s: Kandangai Headhunter - 1974: Trek from Kainantu to Marawaka with 130 Angu warriors - 1985: Blackwater River up to Kuvenmas Village - 1986: Broken Water Bay and the Watam Baret - 1986: PMV (Public Motor Vehicle) service between the Ramu and the Keram Rivers - 1986: Lower Ramu Masks - 1986: Buying in the Angoram Haus Tambaran - 1990s: Village Houses in the Sepik-Ramu River Basin

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Melanesian art TOC | Map of art areas of Melanesia
Papua New Guinea: Highlands: body art - Bundi tapa - jewelry/dancers | Karawari and Blackwater Rivers: masks - carvings - map | Massim: artifacts- Trobriand Kula - map | Kula canoe | New Britain: Baining - Sulka - Tolai dukduk | New Ireland: Malagan | Ramu River: masks - carvings - map | Sepik River: masks - carvings - villages - map | Papuan Gulf: masks - carvings - map - Gogodala - Kukukuku
other areas: Asmat | Solomon Islands: crafts - jewelry - map
art and craft:
barkcloth (tapa) | body art | cane and fiber figures | canoes and prows | jewelry/dancers | masks - Middle Sepik | phallocrypts | pottery - Chambri | shields | story boards | suspension hooks | weapons | yam masks - fiber | yam masks - wood

Indonesian art TOC | Dyak baby carriers and masks | furniture | Java folk art | Lombok baskets | Lombok lontar boxes | masks from Bali and Java | puppets

China: Bai textiles/art TOC | baby carriers | baby hats | woodblock prints

Collecting New Guinea art in the field since 1964.

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Artifacts on this site were collected in the field by my husband, Ron Perry. I take the photographs, do the html, text and maps. Background in Who We Are. Art-Pacific has been on the WWW since 1996. We hope you enjoy our New Guinea tribal art and Indonesian folk art as much as we do. by Carolyn Leigh is licensed under Creative Commons CC BY-ND 4.0