The bark paintings of Lake Sentani rank among the most whimsical textile art forms in tribal Indonesia. Due to their fragility, no 19th century Maros have been found. Maros enjoyed a brief revival with the visit of famed collectors Paul Wirz and Jacques Viot to the Humbolt Bay/Lake Sentani area in the 1920s and 1930s, but have had a checkered history since then. This piece is probably made a decade or so after the early revival period. The central motif consists of what appears to be anthropomorphic rectangular structure. On the deck, rows of small fishes are hung up to dry and on either side, two large “arms” grip larger fishes. The overall design is a pleasing composition that recalls the dreamlike quality of early maros and which inspired the works of major surrealist artists such as Joan Miro. Ex. Pierre Loos (Belgium) and Andres Moraga (US).