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. 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.
Size: 34 x 20 x 11 cm
Price: $ 1,400