Papuan Gulf

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Describes the culture and style of the inhabitants of the Papuan Gulf. The peoples of the Papuan Gulf were well known for the agiba or skull shrines, which consisted of stylized anthropomorphic forms adorned with openwork and relief carving, and decorated with red, black, and white paint. The inhabitants of the Papuan Gulf produced a variety of masks and architecture, which varied from group to group.
Papuan Gulf
Accepted term: 10-Jun-2024