Papua New Guinea, Abelam, Yam Mask flag

Papua New Guinea, Abelam, Yam Mask
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Object description :

"Papua New Guinea, Abelam, Yam Mask"
For the Abelam are mythical ancestors and the yamscult very important. This mask has an association with an ancestor. The mask is used to decorate yams and is then presented in the men's house. After this presentation, the yams will be exchanged with other villages. The person who has grown the yam does not want to eat his own crop because he feels he is eating his own child.
Price : 500 €
Period:20th Century
Style:Tribal Art
Condition : Bon état

Material : Natural fibre
Width : 21 cm
Height : 21 cm

Reference : 586408
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Papua New Guinea, Abelam, Yam Mask
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