Yam Mask

Overall: 47.3 x 44.3 x 14.7 cm (18 5/8 x 17 7/16 x 5 13/16 in.)
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Abelam men compete in growing extraordinarily large yams (over a meter in length), which they then display, adorned with basketry masks.
Yam Mask

Yam Mask


Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Abelam People, 20th century

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