Gope Board

  • Folk Magic Beliefs
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

In Papua, New Guinea – it is widely believed that ''Gope Boards'' are a form of Ancestor worship and veneration, by which wood from a Canoe is used to cut and carve an ''image'' of a deceased Relative. Shaped into a kind of Shield, The Gope Board is placed inside the Home (near the Entrance), to ward off ''Evil Spirits'' and misfortune.