Carved wooden heads such as this one are created for yena, the first of these harvest rituals. The creation of prominent eyes and noses, yena heads represent ancient and powerful spirits. During the ritual, village men assemble a pile of yams within the ceremonial house. The men then dance and sing to honor the yena spirits. This is an amazing piece of Papua New Guinea Art that would be fabulous in your collection or home.
Late 20th-Century COMES ON STAND Shows age, discoloration, but in good condition 44" tall 8.5" wide 8deep 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 Old Yena Maprik Mask" is in sale since Monday, July 16, 2018.This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.