Charm

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Registration number
20633
Item name
Charm 
Category
Fishing
Magic/Ritual
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > New Ireland Province > Namatanai District > Panatgin Village
Map
Collector
Dr Elizabeth Brouwer 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1976 
Acquisition method
Commissioned by Dr Elizabeth Brouwer 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Research notes

Luattata stone. Used by men for working magic

"This stone is the type collected and used by man to work magic to increase the number of fish along shore. Stones of this size are are found along particular beaches and are kept for this magic work.
Songs are sung over the stones when the schools of fish called Talai are swimming in the bays at particular times of the year." [catalogue card note]

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