This is a wonderful Woven Talipun Crown 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 attached to carefully cut spiral section of the shell. The Talipun 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 woven Crown mask and would be a wonderful addition to your home and collection.
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17 Inches Tall
19 Inches Tall on Stand
7.5 Inches Wide Shell
4 Inches Tall Shell
14 Inches Tall Bird Figure
3.5 Inches Wide Bottom
1 x 1 Neck of Bird
3 1/4 Long Beak
3/4 Inch Neck
5 Inches Deep
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