This is an old Abelam Tumbuan Woven Ancestor Yam Mask. Most of these are from the Sepik Basin.
Ancestor masks represent ancestors. Ancestor masks are the concrete expression of clan gods. Ancestor and spirit masks are not for wearing but are placed in men's houses and spirit houses. Dance and Tumbuan masks represent spirits, and are worn in traditional dances and performances. The masks can cover head, shoulders and body.
A wonderful adornment for your home to to compliment your collection.
Shows age and Natural Wear
18.5 Inches Tall
9.5 Wide Inches Wide
10 Inches Deep
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