Papu New Guinea Mask Tago Tami Islands Wood Ancestor Ghost Ceremonial Mask

$250.00

This is a wonderful old Tago Mask from the Tami islands, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. These masks represent the ghosts of important ancestors. Every 10 to 12 years, a year-long series of ceremonies remind each clan of its ancestral connections, with two major performances celebrating the arrival and departure of the ghosts. When men show the Tago mask, a taboo is placed on all coconuts for one year and there must be peace in the village. This mask is carved out of a single piece of wood painted black with a raised bulbous forehead, hair and white dots and cowries shell eyes. It has the look of a skeleton face and ghostly appearance. This mask is one of a kind and rarely seen. An amazing addition to your collection or to your home.

Late 20th-Century

COMES ON STAND

Shows age, loss of paint and hair, but in good condition. A rare mask and hard to find.

11" tall

3" wide

4 1/2" deep

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