Siamese twin identification

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Montana542
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Siamese twin identification

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Hello all,

This was given to me 30 years ago and I've always been curious as to it's meaning and origin.

I would imagine it's purely decorative art with no value but would love to know what the twins represent.

Thank you!
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Julien
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Re: Siamese twin identification

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Sorry for the late reply, this is a An Elema Laua Shield from the Papuan Gulf, made for tourists.. the real ones are quite rare and expensive! see the added example.
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Julien
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Re: Siamese twin identification

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The picture below has them in use,

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For more information you could purchase the following book:

Coaxing the Spirits to Dance: Art And Society in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 094472230X
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0944722305
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Montana542
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Re: Siamese twin identification

Post by Montana542 »

This is fantastic, thank you for the informative reply. Happy to finally understand a little bit of what i have.
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