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Lot 2840
Papua New Guinea crocheted body mask, 53" x 24" w x 13" d, purchased in Irian Jaya, in 1992, Description: Head and body of mask are knotted from the inner back of the paper mulberry tree, After the bark has been dried out, it is rolled into string on the sole of the foot. The string is knotted into the appropriate shape - this may take many months, Made in men's houses to drive certain spirits of ancestors from the village to a land of the dead, An amazing primitive cultural piece that was featured by the Smithsonian Institute


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Papua New Guinea Det crocheted body mask, Smithsonian

Estimate $100 - $200Mar 28, 2017