Gift of the Morse Foundation
- The story of an old woman named Tsenabonpil (sane-ah-BONE-pill) and a monstrous pig explains the traditional social organization
of the people of New Ireland.
- The importance of the natural world to the people of New Ireland is evident in their traditional malagan (MAH-la-gan) festival,
mythology, and art.
- The composition, colors, and subject of this pole are all characteristics of northern New Ireland funerary sculptures called malagan.