HEALTHY MASK called Baba Tagwa - Abelam culture, Sepik region, Papua New Guinea - First half of the 20th century

1.600
20th century
Other style
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    HEALTHY MASK called Baba Tagwa
    Abelam culture, Sepik region, Papua New Guinea
    First half of the 20th century
    Vegetable fibers and pigments
    H.: 50; L.: 34cm

    Helmet mask made of woven basketry, openwork and enhanced with polychrome pigments. The anthropomorphic figure is animated by large round eyes pigmented with white, a nose with a prominent ridge, a half-open mouth, two ears in concentric circles placed high on the temples and a crest animated with zigzag patterns.

    These Baba Tagwa masks refer to the initiation rites of young boys. During these secret ceremonies reserved for the initiated, they acted as guardians, keeping out the uninitiated.

    Text and photos © FCP CORIDON

    Ref.LP3169

    Ref: TGE6SJKN84

    Condition Good
    Style Other style (Oceanic Masks of Other style Style)
    Period 20th century (Oceanic Masks 20th century)
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen, France
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