This headdress, worn by the Abelam people of the East Sepik region of Papua New Guinea, is made of Fiber and the feathers of the cassowary bird. This is important to the Abelam, the growing of yams is a large part of their culture, and one's yam crop determines their status. At yam festivals, an individual gives his largest yam to his worst enemy, who would then be obligated to grow an even larger yam or have his status fall each year in which he was unable to do so. This headdress would be a wonderful addition to your home and collection.
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