A MAPRIK HAIR HEADDRESS

Abelam people, East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea.

Basketery and pigments, 27 x 27 cm

Maprik region is the gateway to the famous Sepik River, and the home to Abelam people renowned for their yam cult. The Abelam cultivate two types of yams – the yams used as daily food and gigantic yams, up to 3-4 meters long, used for ceremonies. These long yams are only grown by men in the ceremonial yam gardens, where no women are allowed. This headdress was used to decorate the yams.

Price:  €  175,=