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Bis Pole [Asmat people, Omadesep village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia] | The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ritual after deaths in a village. Used only once and then returned to the woods. Carved from one piece of wood. Originally associated with headhunting.

Louise Bourgeois, Spiral Woman , 2003, fabric, hanging piece, 175.2 x 35.5 x 34.2 cm., Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York

EMU MAN PERFORMS THE TOTEM MAGIC FOR EDIBLE BULBS With a head-dress representing the sacred totem of his group, this man is working magic that is to make emus abundant for the hunters of his tribe

australian aboriginal totem poles | Malarra and Wolkpuy-Murrungun people