Pair Papua New Guinea "Yam Festival" MasksThis Item Is On Sale
A pair of Papua New Guinea yam festival masks from the mid 20th century. These vintage ceremonial masks, also referred to as a baba mask, originate from the Abelam people, along the East Sepik River Region, of Papua New Guinea. Yam farming was a often the main crop, making up a large part of the Abelam society. At harvest time, villagers would gather for the yam festival ceremony, at which time the farmers who presented the largest and best yams, often claimed a higher status and social ranking. These baba spirit masks are made from woven fibers and grasses, with colored with natural pigments, and have been mounted on a custom back iron stand. This vintage pair of Papua New Guinea yam festival masks, not only add interest and intrigue, but make handsome decorative objects for your home or office.Dimensions
121327.5 Shorter mask is 10"W x 12"D x 19.5"H
(30cm x 33cm x 70cm )
$5,620. The Pair
*The prices shown reflect our lowest price. No further discounts apply. Items are sold as-is and are final-sale (non-returnable).
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