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Yam Mask



 


 
A small, ancient, tightly woven yam mask from the Ilahita Arapesh area to the west of the Abelam. Like all yam masks, this piece would adorn the area's renowned long yams at the public festival saluting the skill of the grower and the power of the ancestral spirits that enabled the yam to grow to such stupendous lengths. This piece has all the attributes of the best old yam masks-it is small (6"), extremely tightly woven, has layers of old pigment and has a nice aged patina. The piece is mounted on a custom display stand.

Price: $650.00