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Yam Lining, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

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[Yam lining ramada: 30k]

Figure 1: Decorated yams lined on display bed inside the haus wind. Display includes several shell money rings.

[Yam with Halloween mask: 24k]

Figure 2: Detail (see Figure 1, lower left corner) of female yam with purchased trade store Halloween mask mounted on a basket yam fan. Additional decoration includes shell jewelry, a spear, red hibiscus, orange fruits and feathers.

[3 yams with masks: 33k]

Figure 3: Three brightly decorated male yams on the display bed. The left yam has a wooden yam mask and a top knot of Bird of Paradise feathers, the two right hand ones wear basket masks.

Photos by Ron Perry, mid-1970s, North Abelam area east of Maprik, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea .

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More articles/photos of NEW GUINEA MASKS:

Middle Sepik River | Angoram | Kambaramba | Tambanum | Hunstein | Imbando and Taway | Mumeri | Blackwater River | Lower Ramu River | Middle Ramu River | basket yam masks | wooden yam masks | Baining | Sulka | Tolai dukduk | Malagan | Papuan Gulf | Gogodala | String and Things | Skin as Ground... | more INDONESIAN MASKS: Bali and Java | Dyak

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Artifacts on this site are collected in the field by my husband, Ron Perry. I take the photographs, do the html, text and maps. More background in Who We Are. Art-Pacific has been on the WWW since 1996. We hope you enjoy our New Guinea tribal art and Indonesian folk art as much as we do. Carolyn Leigh, P.O. Box 85284, Tucson, AZ 85754-5284 USA, Art-Pacific at http://www.art-pacific.com/