This is a wonderful and unique Men's Initiation Mask from Lamingsian Village Papua New Guinea. This type of mask represents a male masked spirit or deity. This is a distinct mask, colorful pigment, the medial ridge of the forehead and then gracefully transforms into the long, curved nose and a wood bite bar in the back for wearing the mask. They say the people had masked spirits called "Lewa" that instituted prohibitions against certain garden produce that enable ritual leaders to stockpile food to be used later during important ceremonies and festivals.
A really exciting and unique mask to add to your collection or home. Mid 20thCentury COMES ON STAND The mask age and Natural Wear 17 Inches Tall 20 1/4 Inches Tall on Stand 5.5 Inches Wide 3 Inches Deep AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA. The item "Mask Papua New Guinea Mask Boiken Wood Mask" is in sale since Monday, April 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania".
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