Abelam yam-mask PAO21167

Abelam yam-mask PAO21167

Braided mask with polychrome pigments.

The Abelam are a people who live in East Sepik Provence of PNG. They are a farming society in which giant yams play a significant role. In festival time the yams get a mask.

1st half 20th century. Ex. Dutch collection.

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