In northern New Ireland, malagan is the collective name for a series of ceremonies, as well as the masks and carvings associated with them. Still practiced today, these rituals are held primarily in memory of the dead and combined with initiation ceremonies in which young men symbolically replace those who have died.

Provenance: Peter Haliman, Australia
Polak works of Art, Amsterdam
Sandor Lubbe, the Netherlands

Tabar Island, Bismarck Archipelago, New Ireland
Wood, ca 1940

Price: on request