Vannerie en joncs et pigments naturels. Maprik yam mask with a bird carved. Yam masks serve for dressing up the most beautiful yams just harvested. This root is one of the main food resource in the Sepik river valley.
This mask in basketwork represents the head of the yam. Very symbolic way of proving that these sacred tubers indeed have a soul...
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