An Abelam "Yam Festival" Mask on StandThis Item Is On Sale
A Papua New Guinea yam festival mask of a horn-billed bird from the mid 20th century. This vintage ceremonial mask, also referred to as a baba mask, originates 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. This baba spirit mask is made from woven fibers and grasses, colored with natural pigments, and has been mounted on a custom back iron stand. This Papua New Guinea yam festival mask, would not only add interest and intrigue, but will make quite a handsome oceanic art piece for your home or office.Dimensions
(38cm x 44cm x 83cm )
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