This is a an Old Extraordinary Double Sided Woven Fiber Talipun Mask from the Boiken People from the Yangoru Village of the Prince Alexander Mountains in Papua New Guinea. This mask represents spirits. Talipun in pidgin means bride-prices and the Boiken people from the Yangoru village of Prince Alexander Mountains are best known for those trade valuables consisting of small, woven-cane masks or figures. The Talipun Mask is a highly valued and used in ceremonial exchange as a Bride Price or as compensation for inter-clan or tribal warfare. This traditional mask is one of the most important forms of currency. This is a fabulous and unique Talipun double woven mask and would be a wonderful addition to your home and collection. A museum quality piece.
Late 20th Century
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Shows age, has some discoloration, but in good condition. Museum Quality
10 1/2" tall
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