Papua New Guinea

Abelam Papua New Guinea Woven Yam Mask. East Sepik Province


Abelam Papua New Guinea Woven Yam Mask. East Sepik Province
Abelam Papua New Guinea Woven Yam Mask. East Sepik Province
Abelam Papua New Guinea Woven Yam Mask. East Sepik Province

Abelam Papua New Guinea Woven Yam Mask. East Sepik Province   Abelam Papua New Guinea Woven Yam Mask. East Sepik Province
Abelam Papua New Guinea Woven Yam Mask. East Sepik Province, Mid 20th Century. The Abelam cultivate two distinct categories of yamsa small variety used as ordinary food and long yams, massive tubers that can be as much as twelve feet long. A mans social status is determined largely by his success in growing long yams. The heads of the enormous tubers are adorned with specially made yam masks such as this one, which are made exclusively for yams and are never worn by humans. 26.5 x 17.5. Condition: Condition commensurate with age, use. As found patina and wear. We have a fine selection of quality items for sale at Amphora Art & Antiques. The authenticity of all items listed are guaranteed to be as represented - all efforts are taken to ensure accurate and descriptive condition reports and photographs.

The item "Abelam Papua New Guinea Woven Yam Mask. East Sepik Province" is in sale since Thursday, November 8, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "amphora_art_antiques" and is located in Gardena, California.

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Abelam Papua New Guinea Woven Yam Mask. East Sepik Province   Abelam Papua New Guinea Woven Yam Mask. East Sepik Province