New Guinea, Abelam, Baba mask
44 cm

A dancer wears the mask during an initiation ritual, his body is covered with sago leaves. The dancers are running through the village with spears to frighten the women and children, because they are not allowed to see the preparations of the ritual. During the initiation the dancers threaten the young boys who has to show there courage by scaring the baba dancers.

€ 1250