Galerie Lemaire

Yam mask

Abelam

Papua New Guinea

30 cm

DESCRIPTION

For the Abelam, mythical ancestors and the Yams-cult, are very important in their daily life. These masks is associated with an ancestor. The mask is used to decorate the yams and is then presented in the men’s house. After this presentation, the yams will be exchanged with other villages. The person who has grown the yam doesn’t want to eat its own crop because it would resemble eating his own child.

CONDITION

good

Provenance

DATE

Dimensions

30 cm

PRICE

EUR €

650/ £ 555

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