Yam mask, tribal art, oceanic art, basketry, Papua New Guinea, Basketry

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 22700, louannec, France

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    Yam mask collected in the village of Maprik in Papua New Guinea. Yam masks are used to dress up the most beautiful yams selected at harvest time. This wickerwork mask represents the head of the yam, a highly symbolic way of proving that these sacred tubers do indeed have a soul... The very particular shape of this specimen seems to have served more as a headdress, affixed to the end of a tuber. Braided rush. Sold with a presentation base. Free shipping.


    Condition Good
    Style Tribal Art (Oceanic Masks of Tribal Art Style)
    Period 20th century (Oceanic Masks 20th century)
    Country of origin Papua New Guinea
    Width (cm) 19 cm
    Height (cm) 27 cm
    Materials Rattan - Wicker
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 22700, louannec, France
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