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Yam mask - Abelam - East Sepik - Papua New Guinea

Lot reference 15331833

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Early 20th century - In good condition

The mask is made of braided natural fibers. The wickerwork is covered with a patina of a crust of smoke.
It has a long nose, big oval eyes, small mouth and a kind of a hat.
The right ear has a small damage. It is in a good condition.

Masks are used to cover long yams in a ceremony showing the men's gardening prowess. It is very important in the culture. The Abelam believe only men can grow long yams.

Height: :22 cm
Width: 17 cm
Depth: 22 cm

Secured shipment with track and trace. Inclusive stand.

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Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 66
Member since: July 29, 2016
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    Bedankt voor het leuke mask. Zeer goed verpakt. alles positief
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    gunillalindrothcleyndert January 5, 2018

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    Great item fast shipping
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    pankow December 21, 2017

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    Livraison OK, mais il est regrettable que l'état de l'objet n'ait pas été mieux précisé concernant plusieurs recollages: chapiteau / sculpture centrale (d'ailleurs reçue coupée en 2 parties)
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    ours48 August 24, 2017

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    We are sorry we did not mention that the central part was restored. Usually we make a description of the damage and restorations. We have forgotten to do it for this piece. That is our mistake. Thank you for your comment.
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  • The piece was as described and the shipping/packing was perfect. Thank you.

    asiaart August 11, 2017

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    Very nice, very well. OK.
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    Geochelone August 9, 2017

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