What is probably the head of a cockatoo. Yam masks are called babamini in the Abelam.The mask is tightly woven from fine liana vine, and the back is a dark color. Showing it has been stored away between yam linings. Each year these masks were. Repainted before the ceremony, held after the yam harvest. Black, white and a vibrant orange are still in good condition. It was collected soon after a. Yam lining ceremony in the central Wosera area in the late 1970s. Size: 30 x 30 cm (12 x 12). The item "LARGE YAM MASK, Southern Abelam people, Sepik region, Papua New Guinea" is in sale since Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "arquim" and is located in Potts Point, NSW. This item can be shipped worldwide.