Woven Koteka: Penis Gourd/Cover from Papua New Guinea

Woven Koteka: Penis Gourd/Cover from Papua New Guinea

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This is a woven koteka, also known as a penis gourd or sheath, traditionally worn by inhabitants of the ethnic groups in Papua New Guinea to cover their genitals. Usually made out of dried out gourds, these pieces are shaped whilst the gourd is growing. The inhabitants of Papua New Guinea used these in replacement of what we consider to be regular clothing, to cover themselves whilst working. Decorated sheaths with colorful designs are usually worn for their festivals and other ceremonies, and are usually woven.

This sheath measures 8.5 inches long and 3.5 inches thick, woven with traditional designs and painted with black as accents on the natural color.

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