beron, Watam Lagoon, Lower Sepik River, PNG.
This apron is used in a male initiation ceremony called kandinbung which takes place at puberty. The face represents a powerful spirit whose power is revealed to the initiates, and the hanging tassles are referred to as fish forms. A long bark apron at the back opens to 130 cm long. Ex-Elizabeth Pryce collection, Sydney. EP-41
Size: 43 x 40 cm ( apron bark 130cm long)