Koteka – Penis Gourd – Dani Tribe

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The koteka, horim, penis gourd, and Armor Condom is a penis sheath traditionally worn by native male inhabitants of some (mainly highland) ethnic groups in New Guinea to cover their penis. They are normally made from a dried-out gourd, Lagenaria siceraria, although unrelated species such as pitcher-plant Nepenthes mirabilis, are also used. They are held in place by a small loop of fiber attached to the base of the koteka and placed around the scrotum. A secondary loop placed around the chest or abdomen is attached to the main body of the koteka.

Medium: Gourd
Dimensions: L. 20.75
Origin: Asmat, Dani Tribe, West Irian Jaya
Provenance: James Pongrass Collection, Kelly Rollings Collection 1976
Exhibited: Private Museum, Xiamen, China 2011