Baba Helmet Mask ,Abelam People, Papua New Guinea
Baba Helmet Mask, Abelam and neighboring peoples of North East New Guinea
Associated with the male initiation cycle during which they are worn.
The example had a crown of cassowary feather which has been deleted by time and insects.Woven of fiber and decorated with pigment and worn with a shaggy costume of made from strips of leaves.
Mid 20th C