Gudmundur Fridriksson is passionate about all things PNG and enjoys sharing his vast knowledge, and local insights, through his blogs.
Papua New Guinea has a wonderfully rich cultural heritage and this certainly extends to its artwork. The diversity and vibrancy displayed in this area are quite astounding but that shouldn’t be a surprise when you consider there are over 700 different tribal groups throughout the country. Artworks range from beautifully carved wooden sculptures to imposing masks of all sizes as well as pottery and even face painting.
In this first post in our ‘Art and tribal artefacts of PNG’ series, we take a closer look at the inspiration behind some of these PNG artworks as well as give you some ideas about where you can find these unique pieces.