Male Statue Depicting Woabak

Below is a beautiful sculpture depicting an anthropomorphic male made in sculpted wood and later painted, with elements in vegetable fibers and feathers. The standing sculpture has an oval face and a body, which is entirely painted with ritual patterns, colored in black, ochre red, white and yellow. The arms of the god hang on his hips. The god’s head wears a crown of black feathers taken from a Casuarius bird. The crown is made out of sculpted wood and is painted; its beak is facing up and its wings are open. Furthermore, an ornament made of feathers and vegetable fibers hangs on the bird’s neck. Around the sculpture’s waist, there is a kilt made of vegetable fibers.