This is a Carved Wood Double Face Minja Mask from the Kwoma People of the Washkuk Hills. East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. These masks have traditionally been part of the unique rituals that are centered on the cultivation of yams. Feasts and rituals were organized yearly to celebrate the events around the harvest, and to ensure the edibility and purity of the yams.
The sculpting of faces is part of those rituals. A wonderful item to add to your home or collection. Shows age and Natural Wear Very Unique Carving 56 Inches Tall 5.5 Inches Wide 5 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.This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.