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, black 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 show some age, but overall in good condition 18.5 Inches Tall 21 Inches Tall on Stand 7.5 Inches Wide 3.5 Inches Deep AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE.
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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.