YAM MASK, 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, and very tight weaving. It is mainly painted in a very bright red paint and overall in excellent condition. Used in yam lining ceremonies by the Abelam to decorate newly harvested giant yams. Ex-collection Ed Boylan, Cairns.
Size: 28 x 22 x 15 cm