M-7 Yam Mask, Abelam


M-7 Yam Mask, Abelam

Wosera, Southern Abelam people.

Collected in 1971, this mask shows the fine detail of an older experienced Abelam weaver.

The form is beautiful, with a bulbous head probably representing a cockatoo, with very tight weaving. The colours are subtle and subdued. Used in yam lining ceremonies by the Abelam to decorate newly harvested giant yams.

Ex-collection Ed Boylan, Cairns.


34 x 20 x 11 cm

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