This is a man’s loincloth from the Kamano or Awa people of Papua New Guinea’s Eastern Highlands. What is most striking about this is the carved wooden wedge-shaped flying fox section that covered the penis. This example is ancient with a serrated top edge and a thick dark patina. The waist belt is beautifully and tightly constructed with a rich red/brown patina as well. The piece comes from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede and is illustrated in their upcoming book on the Art of the New Guinea Highlands. It dates to the early 20th century, is 17” (43.2 cm) as mounted and sells for $3800. Questions?