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