Mask Papua New Guinea Baba Helmet Initatiation Mask

$530.00

This is a wonderful old Abelam Baba Helmet Woven Mask from the Prince Alexander Mountains in the Sepik region of Northeast Papua New Guinea. The Abelam create several types of basketry masks. They include the type seen here, known in the Abelam language as Baba Tagwa, which is worn over the head like a helmet. . Among the Abelam, Baba Tagwa masks are associated with the male initiation cycle, in which they are worn by men clad in shaggy costumes made from strips of leaves. During certain ceremonies, these imposing masked figures serve as guards. Brandishing lengths of bamboo or other weapons, the Baba Tagwa drive off women, children, and uninitiated men, who are not permitted to witness the secret initiation rites. This mask is a unique example of Papua New Guinea art and the meaning it has in their lives. A perfect adornment for your home or to add to your collection.

Shows age and Natural Wear

16.5 Inches Tall
8 3/4 Wide
15 Deep

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