AGE: – 20th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Wood
DESCRIPTION: – Antique Papua New Guinea Wooden Tribal Mask
HEIGHT: – 58cm
DEPTH: – 10cm
WEIGHT:– 1.2 kg.
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A genuine traditional artifact – Antique Papua New Guinea Wooden Tribal Mask – Mwai Mask from the East Sepik River area. Mwai masks are used in tribal ceremonies and initiation ceremonies held when young men come of age.
This mask is decorated with rows of shells embedded into the wood around the perimeter with rows of smaller shells decorating the top and sides and centre of the mask underneath the nose. Some tufts of hair have deteriorated with age and fallen out. Natural pigments found in the New Guinea jungle have been used to paint the face.
Papua New Guinea Traditions.
Acquired in Papua New Guinea 1971.
Antique Papua New Guinea Wooden Tribal Mask
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